[Python-Dev] Adding Asian codecs to the core
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:02:05 +0200
Aahz Maruch wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > Aahz Maruch wrote:
> >> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> >>> Tamito KAJIYAMA recently announced that he changed the licenses
> >>> on his Japanese codecs from GPL to a BSD variant. This is great
> >>> news since this would allow adding the codecs to the Python core
> >>> which would certainly attract more users to Python in Asia.
> >>> The codecs are 280kB when compressed as .tar.gz file.
> >> +0
> >> I like the idea, am uncomfortable with that amount of space.
> > Tamito corrected me about the size (his file includes the .pyc
> > byte code files): the correct size for the sources is 143kB --
> > almost half of what I initially wrote.
> That makes me +0.5, possibly a bit higher.
We will be working on reducing the size of the mapping tables.
Can't promise anything, but I believe that Tamito can squeeze them
into under 100k using some compression technique (which one is
yet to be determined ;).
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