Possible to import from an in-memory zipfile stored in a cString?

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
Fri Apr 30 17:01:46 CEST 2010


On 04/30/2010 08:55 AM, python at bdurham.com wrote:
> Any ideas on whether or not it is possible to import from an
> in-memory zipfile stored in a cString vs. an on disk zipfile?

Based on the source-code to zipfile.py on my Debian machine, it 
looks like the zipfile.ZipFile constructor takes a "file" 
parameter.  It then checks if it's a string (isinstance() of 
basestring) and opens that file if it is; otherwise, it assumes 
it's a file-like object and uses that, so in theory, you should 
be able to do something like

   fp = cString(...)
   zf = zipfile.ZipFile(fp, ...)

and it should Just Work(tm).

-tkc





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