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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: [CODEC] char[] decoding base64 variant
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:25:52 GMT
Well, what we have now is
org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64OutputStream and Base64InputStream.

Feel free to create a patch with unit tests and attach it to a new Jira

We'll be better able to tell what it is you are trying to do...


On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:05 PM, Bernd Eckenfels <>wrote:

> Hello,
> with great delight I have seen that Java8 Base64 (JEP135) decoder
> offers a method for decoding with String argument, but it does not
> funtion as a Writer().
> There is a quite common case that you want to decode base64 encoded
> data in char[] chunks. With a OutputStream implementation one would
> need to convert them to byte[] and with a decode(String) method one
> would have to produce strings. It would be good if I could directly
> have a "Writer Base64DecodeWriter(OutputStream)".
> What do you think, is that a good addition to commons codec?
> Bernd
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