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Re: [Lzip-bug] How to reset a LZ_Decoder

From: Jacob Rief
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] How to reset a LZ_Decoder
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2009 01:24:15 +0100

Hello Antonio,
> Resetting the internal flags to a state equivalent to a decoder just after
> creation can't work. Suppose the next header has not been yet fed to
> LZ_decompress_write. You'll have to switch to a "search" state, then write
> data until the header is found.
> Certainly this case deserves its own explicit function, in addition to any
> LZ_decompress_reset that we may find useful to implement, but I'm afraid I
> can write it until next year.

I assumed that the API client already forwarded its steam to the
beginning of the next member, which means that the first bytes written
using LZ_decompress_write(decoder, ...) are 'LZIP...'. That's the way
I did it for now.

Good night, Jacob

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