Zlib dictionary

Miki janezgd at email.si
Sun Jun 22 10:09:36 CEST 2003


Thank you, but this is not what I had in mind. I'm new to Python and I
forgot that there are also dictionaryes in Python.

What I had in mind was the dictionary that Zlib builds during the
compression. I would like to build a dictionary like this and then
compress some other texts with this dictionary as the starting
dictionary.

This is confusing... :)

Janez



"Byron Morgan" <lazypointer at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<Bl2Ja.577$6N.62049428 at newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>...
> I haven't used Zlib, but it looks as though it is at least somewhat
> possible.
> 
> >>> import zlib
> >>> data = {'Name':'Spam','Pet':'ex-Parrot'}
> >>> dataz = zlib.compress(repr(data))
> >>> eval(zlib.decompress(dataz))['Name']
>  'Spam'
> >>>
> 
> Byron Morgan
> 
> "Miki" <janezgd at email.si> wrote in message
> news:d75d795f.0306210032.238abe54 at posting.google.com...
> > Hi
> >
> > Is it possible, with the Zlib library in Python, to compress some text
> > data with a dictionary built on some other text? Is it possible to
> > somehow access the dictionary after the compression and reuse it in
> > another compression?
> >
> > Thanky you,
> >
> > Janez




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