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Re: Why not zlib-compress-region?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Why not zlib-compress-region?
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:27:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Would be nice to have this as well. Any objection to adding it? Some
>> specs allow zlib-compressed data and this function can be very handy.
> Some time ago I proposed full zlib/bz2/xz (de)compression support.
> IIRC Stefan has rejected it to avoid creeping featurism and extra
> external library dependencies; see
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2013-08/msg00564.html.

An FFI could make this a non-issue ;-)


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