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MIME::Decoder::Base64 - encode/decode a "base64" stream
A generic decoder object; see MIME::Decoder for usage.
A MIME::Decoder subclass for the
The name was chosen to jibe with the pre-existing MIME::Base64
utility package, which this class actually uses to translate each chunk.
When decoding, the input is read one line at a time. The input accumulates in an internal buffer, which is decoded in multiple-of-4-sized chunks (plus a possible "leftover" input chunk, of course).
When encoding, the input is read 45 bytes at a time: this ensures that the output lines are not too long. We chose 45 since it is a multiple of 3 and produces lines under 76 characters, as RFC-1521 specifies.
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$Revision: 5.403 $ $Date: 2000/11/04 19:54:48 $