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Re: [PATCH 1/5] exec: remove support for transparently unbzip2ing execut

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] exec: remove support for transparently unbzip2ing executables
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:15:24 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:52:39PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Justus Winter, le Thu 29 Aug 2013 12:41:47 +0200, a écrit :
> > But couldn't the same be achieved by installing an unzipping storeio
> > translator on the zipped executable? It is more explicit, but I'd
> > argue that this is a good thing in this case and shows the flexibility
> > of the Hurd as a whole.
> That better separates matters indeed. Not duplicating the deflate code
> is a sign of better factorization :)
> What do people think about it?  That can mean, with nsmux, to exec, say,
> foo.gz,,gunzip for instance, instead of guessing.

A better example would be providing an exec server for old a.out static
binaries for example. But for compression, what Justus describes looks
a lot more hurdish to me.

Richard Braun

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