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Published: Dec 19, 2019 License: Apache-2.0 Imports: 9 Imported by: 0



Package raczlib provides access to RAC (Random Access Compression) files with the Zlib compression codec.

The RAC specification is at https://github.com/google/wuffs/blob/master/doc/spec/rac-spec.md

Example (RoundTrip)

Example_roundTrip demonstrates compressing (using a rac.Writer and a raczlib.CodecWriter) and decompressing (using a rac.Reader and a raczlib.CodecReader). This includes decompressing an excerpt of the original data, exercising the "random access" part of RAC.

package main

import (


func main() {
	// Create some test data.
	oBuf := &bytes.Buffer{}
	for i := 99; i > 0; i-- {
		fmt.Fprintf(oBuf, "%d bottles of beer on the wall, %d bottles of beer.\n"+
			"Take one down, pass it around, %d bottles of beer on the wall.\n",
			i, i, i-1)
	original := oBuf.Bytes()

	// Create the RAC file.
	cBuf := &bytes.Buffer{}
	w := &rac.Writer{
		Writer:      cBuf,
		CodecWriter: &raczlib.CodecWriter{},
		// It's not necessary to explicitly declare the DChunkSize. The zero
		// value implies a reasonable default. Nonetheless, using a 1 KiB
		// DChunkSize (which is relatively small) makes for a more interesting
		// test, as the resultant RAC file then contains more than one chunk.
		DChunkSize: 1024,
		// We also use the default IndexLocation value, which makes for a
		// simpler example, but if you're copy/pasting this code, note that
		// using an explicit IndexLocationAtStart can result in slightly more
		// efficient RAC files, at the cost of using more memory to encode.
	if _, err := w.Write(original); err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Write: %v", err)
	if err := w.Close(); err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Close: %v", err)
	compressed := cBuf.Bytes()

	// The exact compression ratio depends on the zlib encoder's algorithm,
	// which can change across Go standard library releases, but it should be
	// at least a 4x ratio. It'd be larger if we didn't specify an explicit
	// (but relatively small) DChunkSize.
	if ratio := len(original) / len(compressed); ratio < 4 {
		log.Fatalf("compression ratio (%dx) was too small", ratio)

	// Prepare to decompress.
	r := &rac.Reader{
		ReadSeeker:     bytes.NewReader(compressed),
		CompressedSize: int64(len(compressed)),
		CodecReaders:   []rac.CodecReader{&raczlib.CodecReader{}},
	defer r.Close()

	// Read the whole file.
	wBuf := &bytes.Buffer{}
	if _, err := io.Copy(wBuf, r); err != nil {
	wholeFile := wBuf.Bytes()
	if !bytes.Equal(wholeFile, original) {
		log.Fatal("round trip did not preserve whole file")
	} else {
		fmt.Printf("Whole file preserved (%d bytes).\n", len(wholeFile))

	// Read an excerpt.
	const offset, length = 3000, 1200
	want := original[offset : offset+length]
	got := make([]byte, length)
	if _, err := r.Seek(offset, io.SeekStart); err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("Seek: %v", err)
	if _, err := io.ReadFull(r, got); err != nil {
		log.Fatalf("ReadFull: %v", err)
	if !bytes.Equal(got, want) {
		log.Fatal("round trip did not preserve excerpt")
	} else {
		fmt.Printf("Excerpt    preserved  (%d bytes).\n", len(got))


Whole file preserved (11357 bytes).
Excerpt    preserved  (1200 bytes).




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type CodecReader

type CodecReader struct {
	// contains filtered or unexported fields

CodecReader specializes a rac.Reader to decode Zlib-compressed chunks.

func (*CodecReader) Accepts

func (r *CodecReader) Accepts(c rac.Codec) bool

Accepts implements rac.CodecReader.

func (*CodecReader) Clone

func (r *CodecReader) Clone() rac.CodecReader

Clone implements rac.CodecReader.

func (*CodecReader) Close

func (r *CodecReader) Close() error

Close implements rac.CodecReader.

func (*CodecReader) MakeDecompressor

func (r *CodecReader) MakeDecompressor(racFile io.ReadSeeker, chunk rac.Chunk) (io.Reader, error)

MakeDecompressor implements rac.CodecReader.

type CodecWriter

type CodecWriter struct {
	// contains filtered or unexported fields

CodecWriter specializes a rac.Writer to encode Zlib-compressed chunks.

func (*CodecWriter) CanCut

func (w *CodecWriter) CanCut() bool

CanCut implements rac.CodecWriter.

func (*CodecWriter) Clone

func (w *CodecWriter) Clone() rac.CodecWriter

Clone implements rac.CodecWriter.

func (*CodecWriter) Close

func (w *CodecWriter) Close() error

Close implements rac.CodecWriter.

func (*CodecWriter) Compress

func (w *CodecWriter) Compress(p []byte, q []byte, resourcesData [][]byte) (
	codec rac.Codec, compressed []byte, secondaryResource int, tertiaryResource int, retErr error)

Compress implements rac.CodecWriter.

func (*CodecWriter) Cut

func (w *CodecWriter) Cut(codec rac.Codec, encoded []byte, maxEncodedLen int) (encodedLen int, decodedLen int, retErr error)

Cut implements rac.CodecWriter.

func (*CodecWriter) WrapResource

func (w *CodecWriter) WrapResource(raw []byte) ([]byte, error)

WrapResource implements rac.CodecWriter.

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