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Re: Proposed addition of strcodecs(3) library - review requested
On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 07:41:46PM +0200, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
> On 09/18/10 18:35, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I think strcodecs(3) provides 3 things:
> > 1. a way of gathering together existing functionality, which is
> > seldom used, into one general command - asa(1) is a particular
> > favourite of mine in this regard - but also uuencode, uudecode, and
> > rot13 come to mind. strcodecs(3) provides a way to do rot<N>, BTW
> > 2. as you note, a wrapper around a lot of libraries, providing a
> > consistent and simple interface, like the wrapper around gzip's
> > compress(3) functions, and the libc digest functions, and
> > 3. new and useful functionality like base64 and base85 encoding, and
> > character set conversion, soundex/metaphone, etc.
> 4. ease regression testing (:
Yes, that's one I hadn't thought of.
Thanks for the feedback.
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