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Re: [Lzip-bug] Some (random) thoughts..

From: wdlkmpx
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] Some (random) thoughts..
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 22:31:41 +0800

Replying to Michal

It's not like lzip is a huge project, it's quite small in all its
variants, at least the binary.

It's called modularity within a huge monolith.

Popularity is a tricky thing but I believe what I said has a truth to
it, 'cause I read someone else saying the same thing.

The C++ thing probably applied at the beginning of the project (I read
it started before xz, but never took off for some reason), today it
makes no difference of course. But it's hard not to notice that lzip
is C++ when compiling stattic binaries, this is off topic of course.

It certainly is way better than bzip2 (& lzma), the fact that some GNU
projects ( https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/tar-latest.tar.bz2 ) still use
bz2 instead of lzip is outrageous, bzip2 should have died a long time

Today there's is fast-lzma2 project that combines some zstd code
(facebook compression), so people always branch out, but it would have
been nice to see all those experiments happen with lzip instead.

These are just random thoughts, I hope nobody is taking this seriously.,

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