Subject: Re: base64 support for uu{de,en}code
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/01/2005 11:19:17
Simon Burge <> writes:
> Thomas Klausner wrote:
>> Dillo and I have added base64 support to uu{de,en}code, per IEEE
>> Std 1003.1-2004. The diff and a tarball with regression tests are
>> attached. (The regression Makefile will need some more work.)
>> While there, we also added support for -o to uudecode and made
>> some minor style fixes.
>> Since uudecode is a host tool, we'd like to know if this breaks
>> any hosts, we only tested on NetBSD/i386.
>> Any comments before we commit?
> Looks good at a glance.  I've noticed we've not matched SUSv3/whatever
> with this and am happy to see this change.
> One question - would using BIO_f_base64(3) make the code any simpler?
> The example in the manual page looks pretty simple.

I think it is nice if the code is self contained in this
instance. Other people on other systems will like to be able to use
it, and also remember, uuencode/decode is a host tool.