Re: [cc65] Request for feature: Compression of RODATA Segment

From: Groepaz <>
Date: 2013-01-09 22:06:18
On Wednesday 09 January 2013, you wrote:
> Hi,
> > Using a packer for the program as already suggested is probably a better
> > idea.
> Or from a slightly different perspective:
> Totally independent from the way the unpacking is actually
> implemented/integrated the unpacker has its fixed size. So it is
> desirable to pack as many stuff as possible in order to out weight
> that overhead. Therefore the unpacker should run first and unpack
> everything else. And exactly that behavior is already available as
> cc65-external tool(s).

and just to make it complete: incase you were talking about stuff that is 
decompressed from ROM to RAM - gzip compression is not very well suited for 
our poor 8bit targets and not very efficient unless the files is "huge" (in 
terms of 8bit targets). you really want to use specialized packers such as 
pucrunch or exomizer.


Eine Diskussion ist unmöglich mit jemandem, der vorgibt, die Wahrheit nicht zu 
suchen, sondern schon zu besitzen. 
<Romain Rolland>

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