smaz VS GLFW

Compare smaz vs GLFW and see what are their differences.


Small strings compression library (by antirez)


A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input (by glfw)
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smaz GLFW
3 32
931 8,347
- 1.6%
0.0 8.9
about 2 years ago 5 days ago
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License zlib License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of smaz. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-13.
  • Advanced MessagePack capabilities
    4 projects | | 13 Oct 2021
    Choose the data compression algorithm based on the specifics of your data. For example, if you are working with lots of short strings, take a look at [*SMAZ](*
  • Improving short string compression.
    1 project | | 29 Jul 2021
    Take a look at this. Idea behind it seems nice, but it's fixed dictionary ("codebook") was clearly made for English language, and the algorithm itself is really simple. How can we impove on this? Dynamic dictionary won't do, since you have to store it somewhere, nullifying benefits of using such algorithm. Beyond that I have no idea.
  • C Deep
    80 projects | | 27 Feb 2021
    smaz - Efficient string compression library. BSD-3-Clause


Posts with mentions or reviews of GLFW. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-31.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing smaz and GLFW you can also consider the following projects:

SDL - Simple Directmedia Layer

bgfx - Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

Skia - Skia is a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images.

glad - Multi-Language Vulkan/GL/GLES/EGL/GLX/WGL Loader-Generator based on the official specs.

OpenSceneGraph - OpenSceneGraph git repository

Ogre 3D - scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine (C++, Python, C#, Java)

Open-Source Vulkan C++ API - Open-Source Vulkan C++ API

gl4es - GL4ES is a OpenGL 2.1/1.5 to GL ES 2.0/1.1 translation library, with support for Pandora, ODroid, OrangePI, CHIP, Raspberry PI, Android, Emscripten and AmigaOS4.

magnum - Lightweight and modular C++11 graphics middleware for games and data visualization

glbinding - A C++ binding for the OpenGL API, generated using the gl.xml specification.

Allegro - The official Allegro 5 git repository. Pull requests welcome!

raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming