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zlib and gzip (was: Re: [vox-tech] gzip bug?)

On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 08:31:23AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> still doesn't explain the zlib thing, although maybe it's linked
> statically because any compression scheme, in its heart of hearts is
> number cruncher.

Gzip predates zlib, and as such does not use zlib. They authors of Gzip
decided that the gzip algorith is generally useful, and so ripped out a bit
of code from gzip to make zlib, which they released under a less-restrictive

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