16 January 2003

LZW decompression pain related to the STRING+CHAR+STRING+CHAR+STRING special case… This doesn’t seem to be working for me. The hardest part with this is that I don’t know exactly what the decompressed stream I am playing with looks like, so I am not sure what is missing. The next logical step is for me to implement a short LZW compressor (which creates PDF compatible streams), and then try to decompress that and see if the results are right…

This is of course dangerous, because compression is the bit covered by the patents (although those patents don’t exist in my country).

Started thinking about my UDP shell script article. I think I am going to have to write the two hundred word intro to TCP as a first step…