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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 "base64" encoding.
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,
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
Eryq (firstname.lastname@example.org), ZeeGee Software Inc (http://www.zeegee.com).
All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute
it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
$Revision: 1.10 $ $Date: 2006/03/17 21:03:23 $
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