[Python-Dev] Keyword meanings [was: Accept just PEP-0426]

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Dec 6 15:58:39 CET 2012

Daniel Holth <dholth <at> gmail.com> writes:

> The wheel implementation makes sure all the metadata (the .dist-info directory)
> is at the end of the .zip archive. It's possible to read the metadata with a
> single HTTP partial request for the end of the archive without downloading the
> entire archive.

Sounds good, but can you point to any example code which does this? As I
understand it, for .zip files you have to read the last part of the file to get a
pointer to the directory, then read that to find where each file in the archive
is, then seek to a specific position to read the file contents.


Vinay Sajip

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