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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-15 13:19:11

I agree that this is the way to go, but only if it is done so as to
easily support multiple libraries, as demonstrated by supporting
more than one from the get go.

I see no need to include the supported libraries in Boost, any more
than we ship Python.

From: Paul Baxter <paul_baxter_at_[hidden]>
> I expect you could provide a front end set of hooks to a generic compression
> stream with its interface defined.
> You could then provide a specific example that works in conjunction with
> zlib.
> BTW bzip2 source is available (but might be GPL). Another possible target
> implementation.
> Paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
> > I see; an interesting point. So to provide a zlib C++ frontend, a boost
> > author would need to, basically, rewrite zlib from scratch (incorporating
> it
> > as-is creates maintenance problems since the versions may desync.) Sounds
> > like reinventing the wheel to me - zlib is heavily tested and "just
> works."

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