2008Q2 Grant Proposal - Fixing Bugs in the Archive::Zip Perl Module

  • Name: Alan Haggai Alavi
  • Title: Fixing Bugs in the Archive::Zip Perl Module
  • Synopsis: 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.

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