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Tuesday April 22, 2008
12:05 AM

Fixing Bugs in the Archive::Zip Perl Module

[ #36211 ]

Abstract: Perl programs often need to manipulate .zip files. Archive::Zip (http://search.cpan.org/dist/Archive-Zip/) is a Perl module that allows a Perl program to manage Zip archive files without calling an external utility.

The Archive::Zip module, however, has some bugs which prevent it from generating fully-portable .zip files, that are handled correctly by all .zip file readers and manipulators. The project's main aim is to address the outstanding bug reports (http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Archive-Zip), by using pyconstruct (http://pyconstruct.wikispaces.com/), which is a flexible framework for defining dissectors for binary formats in a declarative way.

I have to start working on the project soon. I, most probably, will be having the time to work from the start of May 2008. I am very thrilled to work on it and be part of the Perl community.

Hope the project goes well. I am also applying for `The Perl Foundation Grants'.

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