An outline proposal

Dave Pawson dave.pawson at
Tue Oct 19 14:20:05 CEST 2010

One more Bob.

On 19 October 2010 11:38, Bob Jolliffe <bobjolliffe at> wrote:

>>> 2.2 Any file hierarchy present when the package is created shall be
>>> duplicated on extraction if requested.
>> So this leads to the requirement that you can store a file hierarchy.
> Again I would not straight away assume we are talking of a file
> hierarchy.  The contents of the package may have started off as files.
>  And may even be extracted to files.  But is this necessarily so?  I
> would prefer to think of the zip as simply a container for streams.

I think it important that if files are used, some hiearchy may be
retained through the zip/unzip actions? Agreed we may not be
dealing with files-on-disk, but if we are.... then I think this is

No idea how to bring streams into that one!



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