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Re: elisp way to deal with gziped content?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: elisp way to deal with gziped content?
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:57:14 +0300

> From: Tim Visher <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 22:21:20 -0400
> Someone has proposed a patch to vimgolf.el which replaces the use of
> url.el with requests.el. The reason is that url.el doesn't decompress
> gzipped content automatically while requests.el does.
> I'm assuming given that requests.el shells out to curl to get the job
> done that Emacs has no way of natively gunzipping content, but I'd
> love to be told that I'm wrong. I'd like Vimgolf to entirely rely on
> emacs builtins so that it works seamlessly for our Windows friends.

Emacs has recently acquired a way of decompressing stuff internally.
See the function zlib-decompress-region.

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