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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 14:02:56

Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> I just downloaded boost-1.32.0 and started to unzip it with the
>> built-in facilities in Windows XP; the OS reported it was going to
>> take 50 minutes and it was *crawling*. Using cygwin's unzip tool it
>> was done in under a minute.
> It the built-in XP extractor is unbearably slow

It generally isn't. I've never noticed a problem before. But I heard
of it once -- when I brought a zipped boost distro with me to a course I
was teaching, it took each developer an hour to unzip it.

> my guess is that developers
> will have found an alternate solution long before downloading the boost
> distribution.

Guess again ;-)

> (Maybe during the unzipping XP was doing something helpful like searching for
> updates to Windows Media Player every five seconds.)


Dave Abrahams
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