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Re: Binary string to base64

by ioannis (Prior)
on Jun 16, 2006 at 10:57 UTC ( #555742=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Binary string to base64

base64 is meant for encoding high-bit data into a form suitable for transmission under the 7bit rules. It has nothing to do with compression. 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;