Re: [dev] Introducing the imagefile-format

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:26:41 +0200

Louis Santillan wrote:
> I know you're going for portability, but pulling in arpa/inet.h doesn't seem
> so suckless.

Heyho Louis,

how would you handle different endianess in a simpler way than just using a
POSIX standard library function? Have you read the recent CEIL macro discussion?

> The selection of bzip as the compression algorithm seems like a compromise.
> suckless flate[0], lzham[1], miniz[2], lz4/lz4hc[3], minilzo[4], fastlz[5]
> maybe deserve some consideration? flate, miniz, lz4, miniz, minilzo, fastlz
> are at least much cheaper on CPU cycles than bzip2, especially on
> decompression, while also having lower SLOCs. When dealing with images, how
> fast you can go from file to buffer/display usually matters most.

Please, use them! None of the provided tools depends on bz2.

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