[Interest] QFile subclass that does HFS compression?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 10:36:50 CET 2018


Is anyone aware of a QFile subclass (or comparable) that writes data using HFS compression if the filesystem supports it (HFS+ and APFS)?

If not, and that's more of a question for the development ML: has thought ever been given to make this an option in the QFile class itself?

Using HFS compression can be very beneficial for files that you write once and read often (or very infrequently) as well as for tiny files (which are reduced to only a directory entry). Being able to create such files directly in compressed form is typically an order of magnitude faster than using a post-hoc compression utility like afsctool.


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