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Re: Minimal Guile

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Minimal Guile
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:13:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Noah Lavine <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>> To keep it GNU, I looked around to see what library-style GNU
>> solutions exist for treating an archive file like a filesystem.
>> Oddly, no good documented (L)GPL GNU options dealing with tar, cpio,
>> pax, or 'ar' in an API way.  But, there is a solution for .iso
>> files: libiso9660 from GNU libcdio.
> Emacs has the ability to look inside tar files, so there might be
> something in there.

No, it doesn't.  It just reads the whole tar file into a buffer, and
picks out parts on demand.  Convenient, but a memory hog.

David Kastrup

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