1. Description
  2. Documentation
  3. Examples
  4. About this egg
    1. Author
    2. Version history
    3. License

Description

Parsing and unparsing of base64 strings.

Documentation

'''procedure:''' (base64:encode STRING)

Returns STRING encoded as base64 text (a string).

'''procedure:''' (base64:decode STRING)

Returns the decoded string from the base64 data STRING.

Examples

(define s "thequickbrownfoxjumpsoverthelazydog")

(base64:encode s)
  ;=> "dGhlcXVpY2ticm93bmZveGp1bXBzb3ZlcnRoZWxhenlkb2c="

(base64:decode (base64:encode s))
  ;=> "thequickbrownfoxjumpsoverthelazydog"

About this egg

Author

Version history

2.2
Fix encoding problem with chars > 127 [zb]
2.1
Ported to hygienic Chicken [Peter Bex]
2.0
Reimplemented in C for large speedup. [zbigniew]
1.3
Replaced implementation with a much faster version by James Bailey
1.2
Removed read syntax
1.1
Decoding accepts whitespace now.
1.0
Initial release.

License

Copyright (c) 2004 James Bailey.
Copyright (c) 2008 Jim Ursetto.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
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and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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