[Python-Dev] Enhancing the shutil module
sridharr at activestate.com
Sun Jan 17 22:50:52 CET 2010
On 1/17/2010 12:09 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 8:55 PM, Brett Cannon<brett at python.org> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 11:51, Tarek Ziadé<ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >> Another module I would like to move away from Distutils is
>>> >> "archive_util". It contains helpers to build archives, whether they
>>> >> are zip or tar files. I propose to move those useful functions into
>>> >> shutil, as this seems the most logical place.
>> > If it's archive-agnostic then shutil is probably the best place.
> In more details:
> It allows the creation of gzip, bzip2, tar and zip files through a single API.
> There's a registry of supported formats and the API is driven by a
> format identifier.
Will it also allow decompression of the said archive types? Distribute
has some utility code to handle zip/tar archives. So does PyPM. This is
because the `tarfile` and `zipfile` modules do not "just work" due to
Take note of the following in the above code:
3) ZippedFile.extract ... issue 6510
4) ZippedFile.extract ... issue 6609
5) TarredFile.extract ... issue 6584
6) The way unpack() detects the unpacked directory.
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