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Re: Transparent decompression with file system filter

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: Transparent decompression with file system filter
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 17:53:24 +0200
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Bean wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2008 7:19 AM, Yoshinori K. Okuji <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Please wait a minute. Personally, I don't want grub_file_open to decompress a
>> content automatically. The name should stand for what it does. That was why I
>> named grub_file_open and grub_gzfile_open like this. This was really one of
>> what I didn't like in GRUB Legacy.
>> If you want to have a function to open any kind of compressed file, please 
>> add
>> something else (e.g. grub_compressed_file_open).
> ok, i keep grub_file_open as it is, and add a new function
> grub_zfile_open to handle compressed file. i also expand the list of
> commands that use auto decompression:

For me zfile doesn't say a thing. Where as name proposed by Okuji is
clear to me instantly. Our current compilers can handle long symbol
names fine, so why not use them if they make things clearer :) ?

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