[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Nov 19 19:07:42 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.

If you read the file into memory, you can put it in any data structure you 
want to prevent the lineair searches. 

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