[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Gustavo Niemeyer niemeyer@conectiva.com
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 15:04:24 -0300

> Is python-bz2 a bzip2 module, similar to the zlib module?  I think it
> would be nice to have the more space-efficient algorithm available,

It's a mix of what zlib and GzipFile provide. It has functions for
dealing with direct (de)compression of data (one shot, and serial),
and a complete file interface, inheriting from PyFile_Type.

> but I really don't know how many people would use it.  In the end,
> most people seem to want to work with ZIP (or JAR) files, and zlib
> supports that well enough.

I don't know either. I can't argue with you about zip files usage.
I don't use zip by myself for a long time. But I'm a Linux user, and
my environment is probably uncommon.

Gustavo Niemeyer

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