A new record

I thought that there’s no codec more horrible than Go2Despair and was proved wrong again. Here’s the even worse pair: Dxtory codec and its standalone companion PackBit.

DxtoryCodec.dll is 8.2MB which rivals Go2C++Hell because it’s standalone decoder without any additional code. PackBitCodec.dll is even more elegant. Of the total size of 672256 bytes more than 357000 bytes are occupied by the code of one function (that’s 3-6 times more than the ordinary zlib-based codec complete DLL file). Truly some people should not be allowed to program.

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