[Mapbender-dev] Packer (code conventions)

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Feb 5 07:58:45 EST 2007


jsmin is an alternative to packer.



On 5-Feb-07, at 6:44 AM, Christoph Baudson (WhereGroup) wrote:

> Hello,
> today I have tested the packer by Dean Edwards (http:// 
> dean.edwards.name/packer/usage/) by compressing the class point.js
> * I had to add a semicolon after every function statement to make  
> it work.
> * The file size was reduced from 3.3Kb to 1.8Kb. For larger files  
> the compression rate will be higher, for example jQuery is 55Kb  
> uncompressed and 19Kb compressed.
> At a first glance I don't any other packer like Dean Edwards'. And  
> to it seems like it's in wide use (searching for "dean edwards" AND  
> "packer" results in 18000 google matches)
> The semicolon after functions is necessary if we want to use this  
> packer. So do we want to use this packer? As a developer who works  
> on a more theoretical level I'm not as much in touch with customer  
> demands as others. But I sense that saving half the bandwidth  
> weighs more than the addition of an (obscure) semicolon.
> I would love to hear some more opinions on this.
> Christoph
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