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From "Dakota Jack" <dakota.j...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I wrote several methods for IOCommons FileUtil. How can I donate it to IOCommons?
Date Mon, 19 Jun 2006 02:45:28 GMT
What the hell is "specialized IO"?  Someone makes these terms up and
then people think they have meaning.  Compression is definitely not a
specialized aspect of IO.  Compression is critical to handling IO well
and belongs in an IO package.

On 6/18/06, C. Grobmeier <grobmeier@possessed.de> wrote:
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> +1 to put this in Compress. I really don't get the point why this should
> be in IO. As Martin said, i see compress as specialized IO. For me it
> would be also OK if IO would depend on compress.
>
> in my latest draft is allready a CompressUtils class where it would fit
> perfectly :-)
>
> regards,
> chris.
>
> Torsten Curdt wrote:
> >> re:but AFAIK zip and jar share the same compression algorithm anyway.
> >>
> >> The algorithms are similar but not the same.
> >
> > Educated me ...Jar*putStream extends Zip*putStream and I have never
> > come across a jar I could not unzip with the usual zip command.
> >
> >> re:...and then add a methods for bzip2, compress and gzip, too? See
> >> where I
> >> am heading? Better let's have a CompressUtils in compress.
> >>
> >> Compress doesn't work with files while IO does. On the other hand IO
> >> doesn't
> >> work with compression while Compress does ;-)
> >> I think it would be good idea to add compress to IO :-)
> >
> > It has been removed from there because it was mixing concerns IIRC.
> >
> > Getting from File to FileInputStream is easy and no reason to add
> > compression algorithms to IO.
> >
> > cheers
> > --
> > Torsten
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