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Encoding and decoding 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. Invalid input data is silently skipped.[parameter] (base64-line-breaks BOOLEAN) [default: #f]
If #t, the decoder inserts a CRLF into the output string every 76 output characters (57 input characters). A CRLF will also be appended to the final line, only if it was a partial one (between 1 and 75 output characters). In a UTF8 environment, character means "byte".
(define s "thequickbrownfoxjumpsoverthelazydog") (base64-encode s)
(base64-decode (base64-encode s))
A script that encodes a file given on the command-line in the style of uuencode -m:
#!/usr/local/bin/csi -script (use base64) (base64-line-breaks #t) (display (base64-encode (call-with-input-file (car (command-line-arguments)) (lambda (p) (read-string #f p)))))
The last script reads the file completely into memory. You can use a constant amount of memory and obtain the same output by reading in multiples of 57 characters and displaying incrementally:
#!/usr/local/bin/csi -script (use base64) (base64-line-breaks #t) (call-with-input-file (car (command-line-arguments)) (lambda (p) (let loop () (let ((s (read-string (* 57 60) p))) (cond ((string=? s "")) (else (display (base64-encode s)) (loop)))))))
For properly formatted output in a UTF-8 environment, you should read 57 bytes instead of 57 characters, as these procedures operate on octets.
About this egg
- Bigloo code by James Bailey
- Ported to CHICKEN by felix
- Optimized 3.0 implementation by Jim Ursetto
- Add optional decoder linebreaks
- API change, reimplement in Scheme
- Fix encoding problem with chars > 127 [zb]
- Ported to hygienic Chicken [Peter Bex]
- Reimplemented in C for large speedup. [zbigniew]
- Replaced implementation with a much faster version by James Bailey
- Removed read syntax
- Decoding accepts whitespace now.
- Initial release.
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