[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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