uncompressed size of .gz file

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Sep 20 13:58:04 CEST 2004

Heiko Wundram wrote:

> Am Montag, 20. September 2004 12:16 schrieb Fredrik Lundh:
>>If it had been "native", I'd used "=" instead of "<".  It never hurts to
>>read the relevant RFC before posting:
> That's why I said: "I don't know, and read up." :-) Seems strange to me that a 
> format which is to be portable doesn't use big-endian, though, because pretty 
> much everything else does...
As long as the format is documented itr doesn't really matter whether it 
  stores the bytes big-endian, little-endian or alternating from the big 
and little ends. The effbot is believed to be unusually reliable on 
matters of detail. Ignore it at your peril :-)


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