[Twisted-Python] Zip Death?

Eron Lloyd elloyd at lancaster.lib.pa.us
Mon Sep 30 09:33:22 EDT 2002

But isn't zip one of the most widely used cross-platform compression formats? 
I'd much rather use something like bzip2 as well, but I don't know if there 
is support for it on all other target platforms. Another big argument I'd put 
out there is that with the recently added support for Zip files in the 
Standard Library, that's a sign of broad support for zip as a python 
compression standard (maybe that's not the best word). I believe there is a 
proposal to modify the basic python import facilities to be able to handle 
zip files as modules or packages, too. How much performance gain are we 



On Monday 30 September 2002 5:18 am, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> Dear Twisted Developers,
> Zip is the least efficient (by far) archiver, and is stealing huge
> amounts of bandwidth from everybody. Unless there are objections,
> I will change r-t to stop creating Zip archives.
> Thanks,
> M
> PS
> Will the guy who created RPMs please send the .spec here? Thanks.
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