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2009/11/30 Rob Kendrick <>:
> On Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:15:06 +0800
> KHMan <> wrote:
>> You can create a custom format that is aware of certain
>> characteristics of binary chunks (like what some archivers do to
>> improve compression of executables) but IMHO, it's not really
>> worth the effort. Is it really necessary?
> No, it's not.  If I were the OP, I'd be content with simply stripping
> whitespace from the source, and gzipping it.  It's only worth shipping
> bytecode if your platform's so tiny as to not be able to contain the
> compiler.

Shameless promotion:

Does just what it says on the tin... bytecode compilation yields
*much* larger results.