Subject: Re: [boost] base64?
From: Greger (ggh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-24 17:12:32
On 24.07.2017 20:02, Vinnie Falco via Boost wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Roger Leigh via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> We already have base64 conversion in boost/archive/iterators/*base64*.hpp.
>> It works but screws up the whitespace
>> It's a shame the various adapters don't work properly together; is there any
>> prospect of this being fixed, or is the existing design simply too
>> inflexible to make a proper base64 implementation?
> I think a good base64 implementation would be an excellent subject for
> GSoC or someone who wants to participate in Boost we would just have
> to clearly define the things we want from it:
> * Caller provided buffers
> * Allocator awareness
> * Flexible types of input
> * Choice of alphabet
> * Choice of radix?
> * Option for line-widths / newlines
> * Iterator based interface
> * Variations such as rfc3548, rfc, 4648, modified Base64 for URL
> Could be called Boost.Radix
> I know such a library would be immensely useful to a higher-level
> library which tries to address some of those "out-of-scope" items in
> Beast. Base-64 and other radix encodings come up often in HTTP field
> values and uri targets, as well as in the body of certain message
> If anyone is interested I wouldn't mind getting together on Google
> Hangouts with a https://kobra.io/#/ shared document and hammering out
> a prototype set of declarations, which someone else could implement.
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I don't really know what to say. The lib was created (perhaps) 7-8 years
ago when I needed C/C++ functions to do the job with the requirement to
be compatible to PHP's corresponding routines. And the version I have
now does exactly that. It has not been 'released' ever. What conserns
license then I'm not a lawyer, money is funny but not strictly a
requirement. Considering that the lib was created on a debian linux
workstation using open source tools, then it should probably be open
source as well.
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