Gordon McMillan's Installer - Data files in the archive

Paul Moore gustav at morpheus.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 7 09:41:10 EDT 2002

Gordon McMillan <gmcm at hypernet.com> writes:

> [posted and mailed]
> Paul Moore wrote:
> [snip]
>> That worked remarkably easily. A trivial example:
>> from carchive import CArchive
>> me = CArchive(sys.executable)
>> readme_file = me.extract('README')[1]
>> One thought occurs - how "supported" is the CArchive class interface?
> I expect advanced users to do things like this.
> I also expect them to manipulate TOCs and put
> extra processing in their spec files. Installer's
> only a black box if you don't open it :-).

Fair enough. That sounds like a reasonable approach.

Of course, whether *I* should do this boils down to whether I consider
myself an "advanced user", or a "dumb blunderer who shouldn't be
allowed near a computer" :-)

pandora-opened-a-black-box-and-look-what-happened'ly y'rs

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