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- Subject: RE: Lua that generates executables?
- From: "Danilo Tuler" <tuler@...>
- Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 20:36:48 -0300
> Another common option for virtual file systems (as used in
> games, for example) is encryption. So it would be wise to
> have an option to add some sort of filter to the .LAR
Yes, filters based on LTN12
(http://lua-users.org/wiki/FiltersSourcesAndSinks) are on the back of our
> BTW, I talk about Zip because it is a common tool. It could
> be tar as well (though it's not so common on Windows). But
> it's not a good idea to have a completely new archive format,
> because we'll lose the easy archive
> creation/browsing/modification that a tool like Zip provides.
In fact the first work version of LAR supported zip and tar(.gz).
But I think we are going to stick to one format (zip), instead of supporting
> I suppose Java picked Zip for the same reason. (It's a pity
> that Zip rules the archiving world when there are much better
> solutions like Rar, but that's a completely different topic).
As you said, compression is not the primary concern, so zip works pretty