From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-13 21:18:42
I have been toying with a couple of compressing stream classes. Basically, the
library implements a compressing streambuf and corresponding stream classes. So
you do something normal like this like this:
ofzstream outfile("myfile"); //open a compressing file stream
outfile << "put some stuff into the file" << std::endl;
ifzstream infile("infile"); //you get the idea.
At this point it cannot be submitted to boost because it uses zlib
http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/zlib/ under the hood to do all the work.
The advantage is that zlib is fast and it is compatible with gzip. I have
tested it with g++2.95.2 under Cygwin. However, the current implementation does
not compile with VC++6.0 SP4 and I haven't had time to track it down.
My long term plan was to rebuild the compression algorithms using generic
programming techniques. Unfortunately, I know that I am too busy at the moment
to refactor it for submission in the near term. However, I am certainly willing
to collaborate with you if want to use it as a starting point :) Just send me
an email offline.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Murray, Peter C [mailto:Peter.Murray_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 8:47 PM
> To: 'boost_at_[hidden]'
> Subject: [boost] Anyone planning a compression library?
> Has anyone thought about a standard compression library for boost? Maybe
> something comapatable with gzip or maybe even a number of compression
> - Peter.
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