[Twisted-Python] Need words of wisdom regarding PB

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Thu Jun 29 21:00:21 EDT 2006

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 20:18:14 -0400, Paul G <paul-lists at perforge.com> wrote:

>i was compressing the data before sending it over pb, while you 
>seem to be interested in doing this automagically at the pb or transport 

This is, nevertheless, generally the correct way to compress data in PB.  PB itself is so low-overhead that compression isn't going to buy you much in terms of overhead reduction, and jellying/unjellying something that is already a byte sequence is a waste of time.  compress the data, transfer blocks of compressed data as PB strings - the strings are incredibly low overhead and length-prefixed so there isn't any real parsing overhead.

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