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Re: Compressed MOD files?

On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 09:06:24PM +0200, Erik Edelmann wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, FX Coudert wrote:
> >>>ssed or not when reading, which is pretty easy) It increases CPU
> >>>usage, but it gets the disk space used by module files by a factor 5
> >>>to 6 on my own codes.
> >>
> >>This sounds interesting, but how much real space usage reduction do you 
> >>see?
> >
> >a factor of 5 to 6? e.g., from 27 megabytes to 5.2 megabytes on the 
> >real-life F95 code I currently use for my work.
> My first reaction when I saw your first message in this thread was "Does it
> really matter?".  But if there are real life code that prdoces 27 MB of
> *.mod files, I guess compression would be nice.  Not of huge importance
> perhaps, with the hard disk sizes of today, but nice.  Since it shouldn't
> add much complexity to the compiler, my vote is "yes".

gfortran doesn't cache a previously read module.

module foo
    subroutine A
       use B
    end subroutine A
    subroutine C
       use B
    end subroutine C
end module 

Module B will be read twice, and hence, it would be decompressed
twice.  How much overhead is added by the decompression phase?

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