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Re: Transparent decompression with file system filter

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Transparent decompression with file system filter
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:40:34 +0100
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Vesa Jääskeläinen <address@hidden> writes:

> Bean wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> Are you still interested in working on this?
>> Yes, if you think this is an useful feature, I can start working on it.
> I am just wondering is there need to read compressed files without being
> compressed?
> I like the idea that opening compressed file is in a separate function,
> but perhaps there should be some new generic open() function that can
> handle both compressed (gz, bz2?, others with modules?) and in case
> compression cannot be detected then use traditional file access.

That sounds like a good idea.


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