Compression and Decompression of multiple files
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Feb 7 13:28:57 CST 2004
Rob Cozens wrote:
>> It sounds like you would not be leveraging the structure of a "data
>> stack" as the underlying format for the archive? If you aren't going
>> to leverage a "data stack" then maybe it should just be a ZIP or TAR
>> engine so as to be a more compatible format?
> Interesting idea, Alex. Yes, one could incorporate cards & nested
> groups to create the archive design and index and never need to
> append the individually-compressed files. I'll paste your suggestion
> next to the far back burner where the project is barely cooking.
> In answer to why not use ZIP or TAR, my goal is to create a universal
> folder compression/decompression utility in Transcript for deployment
> across all Revolution hardware platforms. Ideally, I want to
> simplify serendipity_downloader.htm to contain one file bundle for
> Mac, Windows, & Unix developers in the archive format and one
> compression/decompression utility stack. It also seems to me such a
> tool could easily evolve into a generic Revolution stack/standalone
The nice thing about using tar as the format is that you save the 2MB engine
size to decompress.
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