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Re: external access to the curl base64 functions

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 08:52:28 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Andrew Francis wrote:

> I don't actually think they're too bad :P But if the interface were to be
> done from scratch, I would favor something like the below.
> s/malloc/curl_malloc/, if curl_malloc is still on the table.

I've not seen a good motive to add curl_malloc() yet.

> - user chooses whether to allocate memory themselves, or let curl_base64_*
> do it for them
> - the functions are expected to do error checking (make sure there's enough
> space to store the output, ensure that input to base64_decode is valid
> base64, etc).
> I'll go ahead and implement these sometime this week if you like the idea.

I like the idea. I haven't really thought about the API properly yet though,
but we can always add it your way and if somone come up with a better idea
within short we can adjust to that or remain as you suggest for the rest of
our lives! ;-)

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