Author jjolly
Recipients Iridium.Yang, dkessel, jae, jjolly, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2017-12-22.13:44:49
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Please be gentle, this is my first submission to python.

The use case for me was a recursive zip-within-a-zip situation. I wanted to allow the creation of a zipfile.ZipFile from an existing zipfile.ZipExtFile, but the lack of seek prevented this.

I simply treated forward seeks as a read, and backward seeks as a reset-and-read. The reset was the tricky part as it required restoring several original values such as the remaining compressed length, remaining data length, and the running crc32.

I pushed this into the latest upstream branch, but as I am testing this in v3.4 it should be easy to backport if necessary (I suspect not).

I based my fix on a little program that I wrote to test the feasibility of this idea. I am attaching that test program here.
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