[Python-Dev] upgrading to zlib 1.2.1 for Windows
jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Thu Jan 8 15:47:06 EST 2004
I noticed that a new version of zlib was released last year. 1.2.0 came
out in March through 1.2.1 in late November. There are a lot of API
changes and new DLL support, but the new code seems to work fine with a
Python build. That is, it compiles with minor changes to the build and
the tests all pass. Even if we don't change our code at all, inflate is
about 20% faster and crc32 is about 50% faster.
Shall we upgrade the Windows build to use this new version? I have the
changes made locally, but don't want to commit until people have had a
chance to grab the new source.
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