Decompress cross platform

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Fri Oct 3 15:56:01 EDT 2003

On 10/3/03 3:13 PM, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:

> At 2:14 PM -0500 10/3/2003, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> The data decompresses fine on whatever platform did the compression. 
>> But when the data is compressed on Windows, it won't decompress when 
>> the stack is copied to a Mac. When the data is compressed on a Mac, it 
>> won't decompress when the stack is copied to Windows. I suspect this 
>> may have something to do with line endings, but maybe not. In any 
>> case, I get an error saying the data is not compressed data.
> I haven't checked this, but I'll bet it's because of the automatic 
> character set conversion between Mac and Windows/Unix. So the fix would 
> be to either store the thing in a custom property (which doesn't have 
> this conversion done) or to run it through MacToISO or ISOToMac, as 
> appropriate, before decompressing it.

I may be mis-remembering, but I thought character conversions were now 
done on custom properties as well as on fields. Or was I dreaming that?

I will try the ISO conversions though and see if that helps.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

More information about the Use-livecode mailing list