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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: Task for the new Pack200 format
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2004 16:54:02 GMT
(butchered for context)
--- "Alexey N. Solofnenko" <>
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >So far I haven't found a technical spec for the
> format so I don't know
> >whether we can implement it.
> It is there:

> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >A JDK 1.5 only
> implementation would be
> >trivial.

Based on the information in William Pugh's
"Compressing Java Class Files" article, reinventing
the wheel in this case sounds distinctly non-trivial. 
At the same time, I can't imagine why Pack200
wouldn't/couldn't be made available independent of
Tiger--other than the reasons alleged by Costin.  ;)


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