David Farrell
and 2 contributors

NAME

URI::Encode::XS - a Perl URI encoder/decoder using C

SYNOPSIS

  use URI::Encode::XS qw/uri_encode uri_encode_utf8 uri_decode uri_decode_utf8/;

  my $encoded = uri_encode($data);
  my $decoded = uri_decode($encoded);

  # utf8 friendly
  my $encoded = uri_encode_utf8($data);
  my $decoded = uri_decode_utf8($encoded);

DESCRIPTION

This is a Perl URI encoder/decoder written in XS based on RFC3986. This module always encodes characters that are not unreserved. When decoding, invalid escape sequences are preserved, e.g:

  uri_decode("foo%20bar%a/"); # foo bar%a/
  uri_decode("foo%20bar%a");  # foo bar%a
  uri_decode("foo%20bar%");   # foo bar%

As of version 0.10, the bench script shows it to be significantly faster than URI::Escape:

                   Rate      escape encode_utf8      encode
  escape       140114/s          --        -94%        -98%
  encode_utf8 2255100/s       1509%          --        -71%
  encode      7735189/s       5421%        243%          --

                   Rate    unescape decode_utf8      decode
  unescape     188714/s          --        -95%        -97%
  decode_utf8 3744638/s       1884%          --        -50%
  decode      7429263/s       3837%         98%          --

However this is just one string - the fewer encoded/decoded characters are in the string, the closer the benchmark is likely to be (see bench for details of the benchmark). Different hardware will yield different results.

Another fast encoder/decoder which supports custom escape lists, is URI::XSEscape.

INSTALLATION

  $ cpan URI::Encode::XS

Or

  $ git clone https://github.com/dnmfarrell/URI-Encode-XS
  $ cd URI-Encode-XS
  $ perl Makefile.PL
  $ make
  $ make test
  $ make install

CONTRIBUTORS

SEE ALSO

REPOSITORY

https://github.com/dnmfarrell/URI-Encode-XS

LICENSE

See LICENSE

AUTHOR

© 2016 David Farrell