[New-bugs-announce] [issue31116] base85 z85 variant encoding

Derek Wilson report at bugs.python.org
Thu Aug 3 18:32:22 EDT 2017

New submission from Derek Wilson:

Issue #17618 introduced base85 options into the base64 module including b85 and a85/adobe variants.

There has since been introduced a variant that is easier to work with specifically as it avoids " ' \ characters which avoids quoting/escaping issues when working with base85 literals in python, json, xml, etc.


there is a reference implementation in c for which an extension could easily be built.

alternately it would be very easy to add a _z85alphabet etc. to the base64 module to mirror what has been done with a/b85.

1) is there any interest in this being in the language
2) if so do we want python impl or c extension around ref impl?

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 299724
nosy: underrun
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: base85 z85 variant encoding
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.7

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