[Ironruby-core] zlib implementation

Eric Nicholson enicholson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 15:46:07 EDT 2007

Thanks for the head's up!  So I guess the approach is to build off of
System.IO.Compression for everything possible and recode the rest from
scratch.  Erring on the side of compatibility with MRI (Matz's Ruby
Interpreter... I had to look it up).

I've started building some test cases against MRI Zlib with the thinking
that they could eventually test out whatever IR implementation gets
created.  If anyone wants to take a look, I'll try to make a little more
progress tonight and then I'll be happy to share.


On 9/17/07, John Lam (DLR) <jflam at microsoft.com> wrote:
> > From: M. David Peterson [mailto:m.david at xmlhacker.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 8:58 PM
> > To: John Lam (DLR); Eric Nicholson; ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> > Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] zlib implementation
> >
> > Just noticed that the system.dll assembly in Silverlight provides
> > support for the System.Net.DecompressionMethods enumeration ...
> >
> > <snip />
> >
> > anybody at MSFT care to take on his fortune telling responsibilities?
> I've been talking to Kim offline and it seems like compression will be
> added into Silverlight via an extension. However, since the extension model
> still hasn't been baked, we're going to have to wait a while to figure out
> exactly *how* this stuff will all hang together.
> It seems safe to take a dependency on it though - worst case we can build
> a thunk that lets us swap out one implementation for the final
> implementation.
> -John
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