New file format [was: CPU hogging in the current master]

Henrik Brautaset Aronsen subsurface at
Thu Sep 26 23:07:24 UTC 2013

On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 7:39 AM, Benjamin <nystire at> wrote:

> Is the compression going to be at the file level or at the dive level?
> This may be a heretic's question, but given the fact that the information
> will be compressed, is there any real advantage to dropping the XML
> formatting? After all, it seems the only change is for the saved data file
> itself, and in RAM there will be no real changes to how the data is stored.

My guess is that it will be zipped.  There's no reason to do it per dive.

Another thing regarding the timestamps on each sample.  I prefer "mm:ss"
instead of "mm'ss", since some editors and text viewers are trying to color
encode stuff in between quotes.

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