[Python-Dev] Lack of sequential decompression in the zipfile module

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 7 09:22:15 CET 2007

Nilton Volpato wrote:

> If you open many member files concurrently how does file cache will
> work? Or how many seeks you will have to do if you read from one
> member file and from other alternatingly?

If the OS file system cache is doing its job properly,
I don't think the seeking should be a problem.

> Or, if you need to open more than
> one member file for writing in the same zip file, then this is not
> possible at all.

I don't think it would be unreasonable to just not
support writing to more than one member at a time.


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