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Re: gzipped data files

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: gzipped data files
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 14:19:19 -0400

On  2-May-2005, David Bateman wrote:

| I notice that in your patch all of the seek code is disabled... The 
| seeking in a read-only file should work find, in a write-only file 
| seeking in a forward direction should work, and you can't have a gzipped 
| file open for both reading and writing at the same time.. These are 
| limitations of zlib and normal ones and the implication of implying 
| these features means that a buffer containing all of the data written to 
| the file would be needed so that the gzipped file could be searched 
| backwards, etc...

OK, if I've missed something or misunderstood what do do with gzipped
files, please suggest patches.



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