base-96

Kless jonas.esp at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 2 01:25:30 CEST 2008


I think that would be very interesting thay Python would have a module
for working on base 96 too. [1]

It could be converted to base 96 the digests from hashlib module, and
random bytes used on crypto (to create the salt, the IV, or a key).

As you can see here [2], the printable ASCII characters are 94
(decimal code range of 33-126). So only left to add another 2
characters more; the space (code 32), and one not-printable char
(which doesn't create any problem) by last.


[1] http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Modules/binascii.c
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859-1



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