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Re: Uncompress Gzip File From WWW::Mechanize

by jasonk (Parson)
on Apr 10, 2009 at 00:29 UTC ( #756728=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Uncompress Gzip File From WWW::Mechanize

Compress::Zlib makes it easy to do in-memory decompression:

use Compress::Zlib qw( uncompress ); my $data = uncompress( $mech->content ) or die "Error decompressing content" my @file = split( "\n", $data );

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[ambrus]: ad code examples.
[ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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