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HPACK: replace Huffman by possibly faster and more efficient FSE (Finite State Entropy)

From: Frédéric Kayser <f.kayser@free.fr>
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 18:10:57 +0100
Cc: Roberto Peon <fenix@google.com>, Hervé Ruellan <herve.ruellan@crf.canon.fr>
Message-Id: <606DB625-275B-4882-826D-76E6DCB46937@free.fr>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
FSE (Finite State Entropy) is a brand new entropy coder backed by Yann Collet (the guy behind LZ4) based on ANS (Asymmetric Numeral System), it could eventually be used as a interesting drop-in replacement for the Huffman encoder found in HPACK since it claims compression rates closer to arithmetic coding and faster processing than Huffman.
More informations and code over there:

Best regards.
Frédéric Kayser
Received on Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:11:33 UTC

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