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Re: Automake 1.11.2 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: Automake 1.11.2 released
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:21:58 +0100
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Hello Bob, and thanks.

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
The approach that lzip used satisifies the standard GNU-mandated configuration requirements. Due to using only standard C++, it only needs to configure aspects such as the compiler used and installation prefix. This approach leads to a very small source package similar to that of gzip and bzip2. The drawback of using standard C++ is that C++ has only been standardized since 1998 and a C++-runtime library is required in order for lzip to be used. This means that lzip might not be available in every possible circumstance (but there is always the gzip fallback).

For those "possible circumstances" there is clzip[1], a C89 versiĆ³n of lzip. And for even more stripped down systems there is lunzip[2], a small C89 decompressor.


BTW Stefano, what do you think about supporting parallel versions of the compressors, like lbzip2[3] or plzip[4]?


Best regards,

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