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[bug#35880] [PATCH 1/7] lzlib: Add 'make-lzip-input-port/compressed'.

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: [bug#35880] [PATCH 1/7] lzlib: Add 'make-lzip-input-port/compressed'.
Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 23:12:24 +0200

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

>> That said, if the encoder buffer is not empty, I think lz-compress-read
>> should always return something >0.
> Yes, probably.  The docstring for ‘lz-compress-read’ says:

Oops, I read the docstring of lz-DEcompress-read.  My bad.

>     "Read up to COUNT bytes from the encoder stream, storing the results in 
>   Return the number of uncompressed bytes written, a strictly positive 
> integer."
>                                                      ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bigger oops!  This comes from a copy-paste of the gzip docstring which I
forgot to update properly (I did for the decompression functions, but
not for the compression functions).  The docstrings should be fixed.

> But that’s OK: the ‘read!’ method in ‘make-lzip-input-port/compressed’
> can just call ‘lzwrite!’ again with more data when that happens, so I’ve
> done that.

This could work, but I've had some headaches on such assumptions
before.  Tests are very necessary here to validate those assumptions ;)

The thing is that we are not using lzlib as it is meant to be used
(i.e. with the finish* functions) because of the functional approach of
the binary ports which don't really play well with the procedural
approach of the C library.

> And I pushed the whole thing! :-)

Hurray!  Can't wait to say lz-compressed archives coming to Guix! :)

Pierre Neidhardt

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