Keyword Compression

_compact is a module of the routing layer of PSYC.

PSYC keywords in variables or methods will be, once standardized, compressed to single lowercase characters. This allows even very complex inheritance structures to be reduced to a few bytes.

It is also considered to allow uppercase characters to be used for optimized interentity communications. The PSYC subsystem will pass them transparently making the entities solely responsible for interpreting the contents. This allows to reduce the traffic required by applications, also when they are not part of the PSYC standard, in a way that resembles the tokenization of a compression library, but does not require intermediate buffering as a compression strategy usually does. This is not a replacement for compression, but more lightweight anyway.