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Built in Windows compression libraries?

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Has anybody used the built in compression library for Windows, Lz32.lib, for anything? I've had a look at it and it seems adequate, but I'm a little wary of the 16 open file limit. I've also had a quick peak at ZLib, but if the WIN32 version works fine, why bother with another library?

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To answer your second question first, ZLib is popular because it runs on lots of platforms, can create standard ZIP-files, comes with source code, and has a strong user community supporting it.

To answer your first question second, no I haven't tried the built-in Windows libraries, mainly because the advantages I mentioned above are so compelling that I never bothered.

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