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Re: xz instead of bzip2
- From: Antonio Diaz Diaz <antonio at gnu dot org>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Cc: Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k dot org>, Matias Fonzo <selk at dragora dot org>, Antonio Diaz Diaz <antonio at gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:49:22 +0200
- Subject: Re: xz instead of bzip2
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Hello Andreas et all,
Andreas Schwab wrote:
In the above link I read the following affirmation by Jim Meyering: "I
found/find that xz is superior to lzip". But he does not back his
affirmation with any evidence.
Appeal to autority is obsolete since at least the Renaissance. Unless
someone can refute the defects of xz, my opinion is that using xz is
damaging to users.
But if you are going to appeal to autority, at least appeal to the
author of the thing, who said that "XZ Utils is already an
I just refuse to believe that some of the best developers in the world
may think seriously about using a format that "protects" its padding
bytes with a CRC32.