Codec 1.0

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Mon Jan 10 05:42:53 EST 2005

On 09 January 2005 12:43, Dominic Steinitz wrote:

> base64 encoding / decoding should probably be included in Codec.Utils
> (I've seen copies of the same code all over the place) and if anyone
> has the time, they are very welcome to add it.
> I'd also welcome feedback on whether this is the right place in the
> hierarchy for such a package and modules.

We generally try to avoid names like 'Utils', if at all possible.
Sometimes you really do need a bag of miscellaneous bits though (eg.

For base64, the hierarchy design has this in Codec.Binary.Base64:


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