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Compress-Zstd (0.05)

This module offers an interface to Facebook's new Zstandard compression library based on the new asymmetric numeral compression algorithms of Jarek Duda. It incorporates the Zstandard libraries into the module, which means that you don't have to download any third-party libraries to install this. It should be a great contribution, but I have to say I'm frustrated by this module.

If you look at the tests here:

matrix.cpantesters.org/?dist=Compress...

it's fairly clear that there is a problem. The problem can be solved with a very minor change:

github.com/spiritloose/Compress-Zstd/...

The bug was reported twice:

github.com/spiritloose/Compress-Zstd/...

The author went on to release another version to CPAN after the bug reports.

While I think this module could be a big contribution to CPAN, I'm not really sure why the module owner won't fix trivial bugs like that, but leaves the module in a state of disarray.

All of the Windows compilations report errors too:

www.cpantesters.org/cpan/report/f2b84...

www.cpantesters.org/cpan/report/0cc9e...

I don't know how these problems could be rectified, but presumably it is just a question of using the right compilation options.