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Bug#726042: ITP: libconvert-ascii85-perl -- Encoding and decoding of ascii85/base85 strings

Package: wnpp
Owner: Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯 (CPAN/PAUSE) <daxim@cpan.org>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,debian-perl@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : libconvert-ascii85-perl
  Version         : 0.01
  Upstream Author : Lukas Mai <l.mai@web.de>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/Convert-Ascii85
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Encoding and decoding of ascii85/base85 strings

Convert::Ascii85 implements the Ascii85 (also known as Base85)
algorithm for encoding binary data as text. This is done by
interpreting each group of four bytes as a 32-bit integer, which is
then converted to a five-digit base-85 representation using the digits
from ASCII 33 (!) to 117 (u).

This is similar to MIME::Base64 but more space efficient: The overhead
is only 1/4 of the original data (as opposed to 1/3 for Base64).

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