"Jamis Buck" <jgb3 / email.byu.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:3FFB8A22.7010600 / email.byu.edu...
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>
> >
> >I've got the bare bones of a Ruby implementation of adaptive arithmetic
> >encoding, using the Rational module.  But it's r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w. :)
> >
> >-Mark
> >
> >
>
> Heh. :)  Well, the point of doing it in Ruby isn't to win races, I
> guess.  It's more to make these things portable.  I'm sure a zlib or
> bzip2 algorithm implemented in Ruby would be dog slow, too, but the
> convenience provided by having them available directly, on any platform,
> has to be taken into account.

But wouldn't it bettern then to implement it in C (or use an existing
implementation)?  I mean, C *is* portable.

Cheers

    robert