On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:37:24AM +0900, Jamis Buck wrote:
> I've played with the idea of implementing zlib in  pure Ruby... 
> unfortunately, I've never got beyond that.  I've got about 30% of a 
> working tar implementation, but that's not really compression.  I'd be 
> very interested in a pure ruby zlib or bzip2 implementation, if you 
> decide to write one. ;)

I've got the bare bones of a Ruby implementation of adaptive arithmetic
encoding, using the Rational module.  But it's r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w. :)

-Mark