PKWARE DCL Implode
PKWARE DCL Implode is a compressed data format associated with PKWARE Data Compression Library (DCL), a commercial data compression software product. It is not the only format supported by DCL, but it is possibly the most notable one.
DCL Implode is not the same format as ZIP's old "implode" compression method (#6). It is unfortunate that there are two formats named "implode" associated with the same company. It can be used in ZIP, as compression method #10, but support for this is limited.
The terms "blast" and "explode" are sometimes used in association with this format.
- zlib does not support it directly, but its source code includes a decoder (contrib/blast).
- Lawine (a Starcraft/Brood War Library)
- https://github.com/JoshVarga/blast - An encoder/decoder written in Go
- PKWARE DCL