Subject: Re: base64 support for uu{de,en}code
To: Bruce Korb <>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/01/2005 20:00:05
On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 08:51:06AM -0700, Bruce Korb wrote:
> On Friday 01 July 2005 08:19 am, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 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.
> Yes, please.  :-)  I'd like to not have to maintain a separate
> version of the things, actually.  I wonder how that might get
> accomplished.....

The base64 coder is small and similar to uuencode already does.  I don't
think it justifies adding a dependency to OpenSSL's libcrypto.

For what it's worth, OpenSSL has a different style of algorithm.

The uuencode version is more like gnupg, fetchmail, and mutt.
(John Walker style)