Well, I am rather perplexed as to why people binhex their files these days, since the need to encode as ACSII has passed. Also, why are people compressing a compressed image? DMG is a format that incorporates a fairly nice compression scheme, and later Disk Copy versions for 9 could compress your image as well. I saw maybe 100k savings on a CD image after compressing it with Stuffit since it was already compressed.
Just as MP3s aren't found zipped or compressed for the most part, disk images don't need to be since they both implement compression. Sure you will get savings, but it isn't worth the extra CPU cycles to save a mere 100-200K these days when the file is already 5MB compressed.
This guy does have a point. Sure it is nice to have a few dozen compression formats supported, but when people are compressing a compressed file, or needlessly ADDING size to it by binhexing it, I start scratching my head and asking 'why?'
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