zstd experimentations

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at ens-lyon.org
Tue Sep 6 08:43:08 EDT 2016

On 09/01/2016 09:01 AM, Gregory Szorc wrote:
> I'd also like to invite a larger discussion around supporting zstd in
> the official Mercurial distribution. It seems like an all-around better
> compression format than zlib and supporting zstd seems like a relatively
> easy way to gain significant performance and size efficiency wins on
> many operations.

That definitely seems like something we should have a look into. We 
might get into a "bundle2" dilemma again where we have to choose between 
better/faster operation with new client while having a computational 
overhead for old client but that seems to be worth it in the long run.


Pierre-Yves David

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