[fpc-devel] patch minigzip
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Sep 8 11:01:52 CEST 2006
On 8 sep 2006, at 10:55, Daniël Mantione wrote:
>> I'm only talking Pascal compilers: this is a unit part of a
>> package which is
>> available for different Pascal compiler, so people using different
>> compilers (apparently) use the unit and the types declared to it.
> There is no need for this unit in order to be able to support
> Pascal compilers.
It is needed if the package(s) for other Pascal compilers include(s)
this unit and if people depend on it.
>> Not knowing what this is for, this may be right (maybe it's when
>> and the zipped data must always be stored little endian?) or wrong...
> There are no endian conversions at all in the paszlib package,
> which is
> IMHO impossible for correct behaviour but many of these
> constructions. To
> be sure, can you test minigzip on OS X?
It works fine (I compressed a file with minigzip and uncompressed it
>> The problem is that it breaks code which depends on zutil and the
>> declared in it.
> Zutil is internal paszlib use only, it is not part of the published
But it is nevertheless used by external code according the posts in
this thread. It doesn't cost us anything to include it, except for a
couple hundreds of bytes.
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