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Re: [Gcl-devel] RE: Better tmpfile code for gzipped streams

From: michel . lavaud
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] RE: Better tmpfile code for gzipped streams
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 09:59:59 +0200


Camm > | Hi Mike!  I've used zlib before, and it would be easy to add in this
> | context.  But isn't it even less likely that the avreage Windows user
> | would have this lib on their system?

I would think this is not a big problem if the Windows user is supposed to
install gcl on his machine with an installation program ? The lib can be
in the same directory of the exe that uses it, or the installation program
can install the lib in the Windows directory (to avoid multiple copies on
the hard disk) ?

Mike > Certainly the dll is not a standard part of Windows.  Zcat is
> which comes with Cygwin but not, for example, in MSYS.  Cygwin's usually not
> available on typical Windows machines and even if it is, can't be guaranteed
> to be in the system path (otherwise different sets of dev tools interfere
> with one another - my machine at work has three different sets of Unix
> emulation build systems for example).

If this can help : there exists a zcat.exe from the package UnxUtils by
Karl Syring,


that does not require Cygwin, cf. Karl's comments:
"Here are some ports of common GNU utilities to native Win32. In this
context, native means the executables do only depend on the Microsoft C-
runtime (msvcrt.dll) and not an emulation layer like that provided by
Cygwin tools."

Camm >| I'm not sure on the pros
>| vs. cons of another lib dependency vs. external program dependency.

I would say that both seem possible and reasonable?

Best wishes,

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