[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Elliott Mitchell ehem at m5p.com
Fri Nov 19 18:46:46 EST 2004


>From: Mike Ravkine <krypt at mountaincable.net>
> Abandoning the current simple almost-human-readable encoding scheme in 
> favor of a binary one (and/or adding any kind of compression) is a huge 
> step backwards.

Could be worthwhile to specify that torrent files may be optionally
compressed using the libz style compression. Though this isn't a large
gain.

In terms of the torrent files, I dislike the searches of the dictionaries
taking linear time, but this isn't a big issue yet.


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