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Re: decompress any compressed type

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: decompress any compressed type
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:50:19 +0200
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Bill Denney wrote:
> There have been several requests recently to have the package manager
> handle arbitrary compressed types.  While I've not implemented all of
> the features required for this in the associated functions, here is
> decompress.m that takes the same arguments as any of the other
> decompression routines, but it will just choose the right one based on
> file extension.
> Eventually, we may want to move all the decompression code to within
> this function and have the others just call it (so that everything
> correctly does unwind_protect, changing directories, etc. without
> having essentially duplicated code).  John, if you'd like that, I can
> probably work on it tomorrow.
> I chose the name decompress instead of uncompress because uncompress
> is the unix command that specifically expands .Z files.
> Bill
> scripts/ChangeLog:
> 2006-10-17  Bill Denney  <address@hidden>
>    * miscellaneous/decompress.m: new function, decompress any file
> based on its extension

This is a good idea. However, rather than throwing an error if the
extension is not recognized, can you set "files = file" and return.....


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