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February 8, 2001 10:49
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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Dan Sugalski wrote:
> At 05:58 PM 2/8/2001 +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> >\zip's better in that it allows easy random access to a compressed file,
> >[without having to compress everything else first] but worse for the
> >same reason because you don't get as good a compression ratio by
> >compressing each file separately.
> I've seen it go both ways with compression, but I'm not sure that a few
> percent either way's a big deal. Packaging is more important than
> compression for this purpose anyway, I think.

Yes. Packaging is what's important. I actually expect to not have to install
the `par' and have perl6's magic filehandles decompress a file from the
package `on-the-fly'. I think zip is the way to go! Is there any
platform/license or any other restricting issues we should care about zip?
Is it ported to all platforms Perl currently runs on? Is there a Perl module
for handling zips?

- Branden

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