Robert de Vries added the comment:

The current situation is now that the decryption is part of Python. It is well 
known to be computationally intensive and should therefore be implemented in C.

This patch provides that support.

The discussion if Python should support the decryption is behind us, as the 
support is already in.

The only discussion should be about if there are enough users wanting this 
performance improvement to add it.

>From the download statistics of czipfile I would say that there are roughly 
>2500 users interested.


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