Can you clarify when data compression is used?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon Feb 4 21:44:33 CET 2008

David Shaw wrote:
> GPG doesn't use the Stable Marriage Problem when picking algorithms,
> as this gives too much "power" to the recipients in choosing which
> algorithm is used.

It wasn't my intention to claim the SMP was used directly, but rather
that it was an analogous process.  It's a good introduction to the idea
of mathematical preference matching.  I apologize for any confusion
generated there.

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