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[Python-ideas] Re: Enhancing Zipapp

> On 8 Jan 2020, at 16:02, Christopher Barker <pythonchb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 1:49 AM Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer <arj.python at gmail.com <mailto:arj.python at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Have a look at this write up about the horror that is zip file name handling.
> https://marcosc.com/2008/12/zip-files-and-encoding-i-hate-you/ <https://marcosc.com/2008/12/zip-files-and-encoding-i-hate-you/>
> This has been a pain point at work.
> I'm pretty sure this is a non-issue for this use-case. If you need to open sip files created by arbitrary other systems, or create zip files that can be opened by arbitrary other systems, then it's a big mess. But that isn't the case here.

One claim is that because its zip you can use any of the existing tools.
But this encoding issue means that its likely that you have to use zipapp aware tools.

Also can we stop cross posting to 2 lists please.

Pick one and keep the thread on it please.


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