[Python-Dev] Re: Zipfile needs?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Tue Dec 28 06:36:07 CET 2004

Josiah Carlson wrote:
> Scott David Daniels <Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org> wrote:
>>I'm hoping to add BZIP2 compression to zipfile for 2.5.  My primary
>>motivation is that Project Gutenberg seems to be starting to use BZIP2
>>compression for some of its zips.  What other wish list things do
>>people around here have for zipfile?  I thought I'd collect input here
>>and make a PEP.
>>I can open a pseudo-file for STORED files in binary read mode, for
>>example, to allow reading zip-in-zip files without fully occupying
> I'm not sure that zipfile needs BZIP2 support...being that there is a
> bzip2 module.
>  - Josiah
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But if you look at the zipfile document, BZIP2 is a compression
technique you can use (per file) in a zip archive.  In fact, I
use bz2 to compress/decompress, but the data still needs to inhabit
the archive.

-- Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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