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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost interested in the Boost-based Base64 library
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-13 00:27:46

Fernando Pelliccioni wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:06 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Fernando Pelliccioni wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Mathias Gaunard <
>>> I want to write a Converter for *base64_encoder* that works with
>>> Boost.IOStreams.
>>> Do you have a guide ?
>> Hmmm. ... that's exaclty what the base_64 code in the serialization
>> library does.
>> I would think that wouldn't be too hard to use for this porpose.
>> If one had nothing else to do this code could be used to
>> generated code_convert facets at compile time in a similar
>> manner to the way it generates string conversion code
>> at compile time. I believe that final result would be pretty
>> useful. It would be useful for all standard i/o streams.
>> I believe that it would be quite efficient - as I believe
>> the current library is. Making this as a library of
>> code convert facets would be a stricky job -as
>> any library which works with standard code and
>> real compilers and libraries is.
> Hi Robert,
> I want to use it with IOStreams Filters.
> I understood that Mathias has an implementation that works with it.
> Something that concerns me about base64 code in serialization is the
> following error:

I'm not sure it's an error. The nature of base64 is that it has to be a
of 3 bytes. You have to pad it on output. The serialization
library does this as it has to. I don't remember if it does it as part
of the base64 conversion or outside of it.

> Is it solved?
> Regards,
> Fernando.
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