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Compression Algorithm wanted
Posted:
Jul 17, 1996 1:39 AM


I have the following problem:
A compiled function of mine does frequent writes to a list, constantly churning out new integers within a certain range. Unfortunately, writing to lists from inside a compiled function is very slow, so, naturally, I want to reduce the number of writes. Currently, I am using a method to reduce writes by expressing consecutive numbers as the digits of an integer (eg. {1,2,3} becomes 123).
Does anyone have a method to "compress" the list of integers, or reduce the number of writes in any way?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Jonathan Lee



