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    fast64
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    0.5.0 • Public • Published

    This immodestly claims to be the fastest in-browser utf-8 safe Base64 decoding library. If you can beat it in the latest version of Chrome, please send a pull request :).

    I built it as part of the Superhuman email client, as a significant portion of our CPU-burn goes into Base64 parsing.

    It's based on mythic work by DRDigit (Vassilis Petroulias). (I say mythic, because its origins are shrouded in mystery), but uses modern browser features (namely TextEncoder, TextDecoder, Uint8Array, and ArrayBuffer) to beat the original by a very healthy multiplier.

    Installation

    npm install fast64
    

    Usage

    var fast64 = require('base64');
     
    // For standard base64
    base64 = fast64.encode(string);
    string = fast64.decode(base64);
    // If you want to decode till Uint8Array and skip the UTF8 decoding.
    // This is useful in cases where you need Uint8Array for eg. create blob out of Uint8Array result.
    uint8Array = fast64.decode(base64, {uint8Array:true});
     
     
    // For URL-safe base64 (-_ in place of +/, and no padding)
    base64 = fast64.urlencode(string);
    string = fast64.urldecode(base64);
    // If you want to decode till Uint8Array and skip the UTF8 decoding.
    // This is useful in cases where you need Uint8Array for eg. create blob out of Uint8Array result.
    uint8Array = fast64.urldecode(base64, {uint8Array:true});

    Testing

    If you want to develop this package, you can run the tests in-browser:

    npm install
    open test/test.html
    

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    Install

    npm i fast64

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    331

    Version

    0.5.0

    License

    Apache

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    Collaborators

    • cirwin