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Michael G Schwern
February 9, 2001 07:26
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 10:28:49AM -0200, Branden wrote:
> Other important issue I don't know yet: Is there an Archive::Zip module for
> Perl? How cross-platform is it? Can we bundle it with Perl (licensing
> issues)? Is it stable? Will it give us the support we need (access to
> individual files in the archive, and the ability to `fake' them as real
> files through tied filehandles)?

I'm a bit more worried about Compress::Zlib, which Archive::Zip uses.
There are versions of that for pretty much every OS, including MacOS,
but its historically been a bit weird.  I remember there being a Very
Deep XS Bug that we couldn't quite dig out a while ago.  Or maybe it
was in Archive::Tar... one of the two.

Anyhow, I'm not worried about them much.


Michael G. Schwern   <>
Any sufficiently encapsulated hack is no longer a hack.

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