[Python-Dev] request for review: patch 1446489 (zip64 extensions in zipfile)
Gregory P. Smith
greg at electricrain.com
Wed Jun 14 06:59:53 CEST 2006
> As I mentioned earlier I'd like to get patch 1446489 (support for
> zip64 extensions in the zipfile module) in python 2.5. The patch
> should be perfectly safe, it comes with unittests and a documentation
> update. I'm also using this version of zipfile in (closed-source)
> projects to handle huge zipfiles.
> The major changes in the patch are: support for ZIP64 extensions
> which make it possible to handle zipfiles that are larger than 2
> GByte in size and a significant speed-up of zipfile opening when
> dealing with zipfiles that contain a large amount of files.
+1 I've reviewed it and think it sounds useful. ZIP64 is
supported by many of the popular windows zip file utils.
I'd like to see this one checked in. Unless I see objections in the
next 24 hours I'll check it in.
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