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                 Python-LZO -- Python bindings for LZO

              Copyright (c) 1996-2002 Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer

What is LZO ?

LZO is a portable lossless data compression library written in ANSI C.
It offers pretty fast compression and *very* fast decompression.
Decompression requires no memory.

In addition there are slower compression levels achieving a quite
competitive compression ratio while still decompressing at
this very high speed.

What is Python ?

Python is an interpreted object-oriented programming language, and is
often compared to Tcl, Perl, Java or Scheme. To find out more, point
your browser to .

What is Python-LZO ?

Python-LZO provides Python bindings for LZO, i.e. you can access
the LZO library from your Python scripts thereby compressing ordinary
Python strings.

Where's the documentation ?

Python-LZO comes with built-in documentation which is accessible
using `lzo.__doc__' and `lzo.func__doc__'. See "Chapter 3: Data Model"
in the Python Reference Manual for more information.

Additionally you should read the docs and study the example
programs that ship with the LZO library. Really.


The LZO and Python-LZO algorithms and implementations are
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Markus Franz Xaver Johannes Oberhumer <>

The LZO and Python-LZO algorithms and implementations are distributed under
the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).  See the file COPYING.

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