base64 is meant for encoding high-bit data into a form suitable for
transmission under the 7bit rules. It has nothing to do with
If you want to compress a 64-byte string of 0's and 1's, use pack
# The sender packs it
my $p = pack 'b4' , $str ;
# And the receiver unpacks it like this:
print unpack 'b4', $p;
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