On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:35:31 +0000 Jonathan Underwood firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 at 18:57, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:43:04 -0800 "Gregory P. Smith" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't think adding lz4 to the stdlib is worthwhile. It isn't required for core functionality as zlib is (lowest common denominator zip support).
Actually, if some people are interested in compressing .pyc files, lz4 is probably the best candidate (will yield significant compression benefits with very little CPU overhead).
It's interesting to note that there's an outstanding feature request to enable "import modules from a library.tar.lz4", justified on the basis that it would be helpful to the python-for-android project:
Interesting. The tar format isn't adequate for this: the whole tar file will be compressed at once, so you need to uncompress it all even to import a single module. The zip format is more adapted, but it doesn't seem to have LZ4 in its registered codecs.
At least for pyc files, though, this could be done at the marshal level rather than at the importlib level.