[Python-Dev] Re: [Pythonmac-SIG] zipfile still has 2GB boundary bug

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 02:24:44 CEST 2005

> > Someone should think about rewriting the zipfile module to be less
> > hideous, include a repair feature, and be up to date with the latest
> > specifications <http://www.pkware.com/company/standards/appnote/>.
> -- and allow *deleting* a file from a zipfile. As far as I can tell,
> you now can't (except by rewriting everything but that to a new zipfile
> and renaming). Somewhere I saw a patch request for this, but it was
> languishing, a year or more old. Or am I just totally missing
> something?

Please don't propose a grand rewrite (even it's only a single module).
Given that the API is mostly sensible, please propose gradual
refactoring of the implementation, perhaps some new API methods, and
so on. Don't throw away the work that went into making it work in the
first place!


--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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