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From Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [compress] Do we want 7z Archive*Stream-like classes
Date Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:56:25 GMT
Document what you can hold, so that there isn't overly much promise.



On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> over this weekend I added 7z support to the compress antlib which I also
> like to use as a second testbed for Commons Compress - I even found a
> bug for archives that only contain empty directories.
>
> The antlib is based on the interface provided by Archive*Stream even
> when it is not using any streams at all, so I added
> SevenZ(In|Out)putStreams that only work on files and delegate all calls
> to the corresponding SevenZ(Out)File[1].  They are no streams at all.
>
> Would those classes be useful inside of Commons Compress or should they
> better be kept out as they'd promise more than they can hold?
>
> [1]
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/src/main/org/apache/ant/compress/util/SevenZStreamFactory.java
>
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