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NAME

Convert::AnyBase - Convert (encode/decode) numbers to and from an arbitrary base

VERSION

Version 0.010

SYNOPSIS

    use Convert::AnyBase

    # A hex encoder/decoder
    my $hex = Convert::AnyBase->new( set => '0123456789abcdef', normalize => sub { lc } )
    $hex->encode( 10 )  # a
    $hex->encode( 100 ) # 64
    $hex->decode( 4d2 ) # 1234

    # A Crockford encoder/decoder (http://www.crockford.com/wrmg/base32.html)
    Convert::AnyBase->new( set => ( join '', 0 .. 9, 'a' .. 'h', 'j', 'k', 'm', 'n', 'p' .. 't', 'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z' ),
        normalize => sub { s/[oO]/0/g; s/[iIlL]/1/g; lc }, # o, O => 0 / i, I, l, L => 1
    )

DESCRIPTION

Convert::AnyBase is a tool for converting numbers to and from arbitrary symbol sets.

USAGE

$converter = Convert::AnyBase->new( ... )

Create a new converter for the given base. The arguments are:

    set     A string representing the base 'alphabet'. Each character is a different symbol for the base.
            The length of the string is the base of the system. The 0-value is the first character, the
            1-value is the second character, etc. For example, hexadecimal would be represented by the following:
    
                '0123456789abcdef'

    normalize   A code reference for normalizing a string before decoding. The code should operate on $_
                and return the sanitized string. The normalizer can be used to consistently lowercase, 
                uppercase, or canocalize input, etc. A normalizer for Crockford (base 32):
            
                    sub {
                        s/[oO]/0/g;     # Translate o/O to 0
                        s/[iIlL]/1/g;   # Translate i/I/l/L to 1
                        lc;             # Lowercase and return the result
                    }

$string = $converter->encode( <number> )

Encode <number> into a string

$number = $converter->decode( <string> )

Decode <string> into a number

Convert::AnyBase->hex

A hex converter

Convert::AnyBase->decimal

A decimal (string) converter

Convert::AnyBase->crockford

A Crockford converter

SEE ALSO

Encode::Base32::Crockford

Convert::BaseN

Math::BaseCnv

Math::NumberBase

AUTHOR

Robert Krimen, <rkrimen at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-convert-anybase at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Convert-AnyBase. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Convert::AnyBase

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2009 Robert Krimen, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.