Handles multiple files, BIG files,
wildcards. More than THREE times as fast as version 2.10. Needs only 380 Kb
memory! Developed by Harald Feldmann.
I introduced something new early 1992 by distributing HAP&PAH 2.10.
The comments I got clearly showed that HAP needed to grow. Although the HAP project no longer had top priority I decided to pursue the development of a multi-file archiver
Hap usually compresses better (?) than ARJ from Robert Jung and also better than PKWARE's PKZip 1.93alpha, a pre-release of their soon-to-be released version 2 - something, both are very good programs.
Hap was deliberately kept small so virtually all of its code would fit into the 80486's internal on-chip cache (which is 8Kb). Almost all of Hap's DATA fits into the second-level cache of a 486
board. Both these facts should enable Hap to run as efficiently as possible on an 80486 equipped machine with 256Kb cache. Hap was designed for 80286 and higher