pure python data compression (zip)

Rene Maurer rmnet at mailc.net
Tue Oct 23 18:15:54 CEST 2007


Jean-Paul Calderone wrote (23.10.2007):
> On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:47:40 +0200, Rene Maurer <rmnet at mailc.net> wrote:
>>Hallo
>>
>>I wonder if there are any pure python implementations available/known
>>for the zip (or any other) data compression... As far as I know
>>python's zlib uses http://www.zlib.net/, which is written in
>>C. Unfortunately this is not solution for me, because my target "only"
>>has a python interpreter....
>>
>>I have "googled" for a while, but I don't have found anything useful.
>
> What is your target, that it can only run programs written in Python,
> not C?  And what Python interpreter are you using?

Target is a GPRS modem (telit 863-PY)
http://www.telit.co.it/product.asp?productId=97

It comes with Python 1.5.2 including the follwoing modules: marshal,
imp, _main_, _builtin_, sys, md5 (all others are not supported, as
well as floats are not supported).

Regards,
René



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