Subject: Re: base64 support for uu{de,en}code
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/04/2005 18:34:20
On Jul 1, 2005, at 8:00 PM, Ben Collver wrote:

> 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)

Why not .PATH in the base64 coder from libc?  That should be  
compatible with host-tool'ness, too.

-- thorpej