Decompress cross platform
dsc at swcp.com
Fri Oct 3 15:32:00 EDT 2003
On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 01:14 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> I don't want to maintain separate stacks for each platform. Any idea
> how to get around this problem? I thought compression was supposed to
> work the same way on all plaforms.
There is a decompression bug for OS X & Revolution 2.1, but this does
not seem to be it. Or is it? That bug is fixed and the fix will be in
an upcoming release.
Revolution compression uses a gzip style compression that is the same
as that (the best I can tell) in RFC1952. The decompression does not
check the CRC, so it can't be compliant. In my opinion, it should
_not_ check the CRC in decompression. I would expect this to work
across platforms. IIRC, the OS X bug is a type bug and those might
make differences across platforms.
Do you have a small example that does not work the same across
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