wakaba.c3.cx :: Code :: Wilt


Wilt is a compression algorithm designed to be very simple to implement, but still competitive with popular compression algorithms. Its compression ratio lies somewhere between Deflate/gzip and bzip2 on average, yet it takes only about a page of C code to implement a decompressor.

Wilt has a Bitbucket page where source code and some documentation is available. You can read about the data stream format, see some compression benchmarks for the Canterbury Corpus, or look at the source code for the decompressor.

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