May 26, 2018

Fast, whole-buffer DEFLATE-based compression library

libdeflate is a library for fast, whole-buffer DEFLATE-based compression and decompression. The supported formats are

  • DEFLATE raw
  • zlib a.k.a. DEFLATE with a zlib wrapper
  • gzip a.k.a. DEFLATE with a gzip wrapper

libdeflate is heavily optimized. It is significantly faster than the zlib library, both for compression and decompression, and especially on x86 processors. In addition, libdeflate offers optional high compression modes that provide a better compression ratio than the zlib’s “level 9”.

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