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Re: Self extracting Perl ARchive?

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Bernie Cosell
April 1, 2002 04:56
Re: Self extracting Perl ARchive?
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On 1 Apr 2002, at 1:31, Michael G Schwern wrote:

> The concept of PAR just came up again (Perl ARchive, like a JAR) on
> #perl. ...

> So the first step towards PAR is to have a small, efficient,
> cross-platform, pure Perl decompression program.  So here's the task
> for FWP:
> Create a small (doesn't have to be golf), efficient, cross-platform
> and pure Perl program to decompress the data attached via __DATA__.
> The compression format is up to you.  tgz, tbz, zip, cpio.. whatever.
> Just as long as it compresses decently and decompresses without a lot
> of effort.

As another small 'twist', if in addition to everything else you did 
something akin yEncoding the __DATA__, then you'd have an email-
able/usenet-postable archive format.


Bernie Cosell                     Fantasy Farm Fibers     Pearisburg, VA
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