Overview

Python-LZO -- Python bindings for LZO
Copyright (c) 1996-2002 Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer
<markus@oberhumer.com>

http://www.oberhumer.com/opensource/lzo/

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 http://www.python.org/ .

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.