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Re: RFC: Compress::LZW

by meredith (Friar)
on Jun 20, 2003 at 12:10 UTC ( #267531=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: Compress::LZW

Before I upload this, I'm going to add a very obvious note that this isn't compatible with .Z files, nor is it currently stabilized in any way.

Also, I'm going to move this module to an OO interface (with some exported functions for the hardcore). This will provide a more plausible method for adaptive blocking, instead of a program having to feed _all_ of its data at once, we can "stream", just like compress does. OO will also provide for XS (well, more easily:) in the future. Thanks for all the input so far everyone!

mhoward - at - hattmoward.org

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Re: Re: RFC: Compress::LZW
by kal (Hermit) on Jun 20, 2003 at 13:32 UTC
    Might be also worth noting that it's only the US patent that has expired - IIRC, the international patent (e.g., the one affecting us elsewhere in the world ;) is in effect for another year yet. While it's unlikely to have any real legal implications, it should be noted.

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[Corion]: Meh. I get the feeling I should post a call-to-action for people to test their modules with the upcoming 5.26 (or 5.25.latest), as it seems that the smoke testers don't really weed out modules that fail without . in @INC
[Corion]: But without instructions on how to easily test things yourself, I don't think such a call to arms is helpful
[Corion]: (this post on nntp.perl.org / p5p makes it seem to me that smoke testers seem to have a blind spot there)
[Corion]: Hmmm. Maybe setting $ENV{PERL5LIB}=" some path without dot"; perl Makefile.PL; make test already is enough to locally test your module...
[Corion]: Meh, no, will need a BEGIN hook...
[Corion]: ... and PERL5OPT does not like -e in it :-(

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