Re: ZIP archive API?

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Glenn Maynard <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 6:27 AM, Robin Berjon <> wrote:
>> Another question to take into account here is whether this should only be
>> about zip. One of the limitations of zip archives is that they aren't
>> streamable. Without boiling the ocean, adding support for a streamable
>> format (which I don't think needs be more complex than tar) would be a big
>> plus.
> Zips are streamable.  That's what the local file headers are for.

This came up a few years ago; Gregg Tavares explained in [1] that only
/some/ zipfiles are streamable, and you don't know whether yours are
or not until you've seen the whole file.



Received on Monday, 6 May 2013 18:12:30 UTC