An outline proposal

robert_weir at robert_weir at
Tue Oct 19 15:38:12 CEST 2010

> > Define central directory please? Just a list of items contained in
> the archive?
> > I required that, but as an ordinary file (thingy) within the archive.
> >
> >  Sure to be compatible with
> >> existing general purpose zip implementations, it must be there.  But
> >> when profiling a package specification on top of zip (and possibly
> >> even other low level mechanisms like tar) it might be more important
> >> that we focus on the manifest.
> >
> > Define profiling please?

This page collects 5 or so definitions for various authorities.  Take your 
pick.  They all mean pretty much the same thing:


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