- Would it be possible to ship zlib together with Python ? (the zlib license should allow this and I don't think that the code size is too big)
OK by me. But uncompressed zip archives work, and may even be faster than conpressed archives.
Good point. Uncompressed archives will definitely be faster. I'd be happy to legislate uncompressed archives, except I'm worried that not all tools commonly used to create zip archives make it easy to turn off compression.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)