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Fast Base64 encoding/decoding

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Fast Base64 implementation

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This project is a wrapper on libbase64.

It aims to provide a fast base64 implementation for base64 encoding/decoding.

Installation

pip install pybase64

Usage

pybase64 uses the same API as Python base64 “modern interface” (introduced in Python 2.4) for an easy integration.

To get the fastest decoding, it is recommended to use the pybase64.b64decode and validate=True when possible.

import pybase64

print(pybase64.b64encode(b'>>>foo???', altchars='_:'))
# b'Pj4_Zm9vPz8:'
print(pybase64.b64decode(b'Pj4_Zm9vPz8:', altchars='_:', validate=True))
# b'>>>foo???'

# Standard encoding helpers
print(pybase64.standard_b64encode(b'>>>foo???'))
# b'Pj4+Zm9vPz8/'
print(pybase64.standard_b64decode(b'Pj4+Zm9vPz8/'))
# b'>>>foo???'

# URL safe encoding helpers
print(pybase64.urlsafe_b64encode(b'>>>foo???'))
# b'Pj4-Zm9vPz8_'
print(pybase64.urlsafe_b64decode(b'Pj4-Zm9vPz8_'))
# b'>>>foo???'

A command-line tool is also provided. It has encode, decode and benchmark subcommands.

usage: pybase64 [-h] [-V] {benchmark,encode,decode} ...

pybase64 command-line tool.

positional arguments:
  {benchmark,encode,decode}
                        tool help
    benchmark           -h for usage
    encode              -h for usage
    decode              -h for usage

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit

Full documentation on Read the Docs.

Benchmark

Running Python 3.6.0, Apple LLVM version 9.1.0 (clang-902.0.39.1), Mac OS X 10.13.3 on an Intel Core i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz

pybase64 0.3.0 (C extension active - AVX2)
bench: altchars=None, validate=False
pybase64._pybase64.encodebytes:   1671.633 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,928,129 bytes)
pybase64._pybase64.b64encode:     3355.630 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
pybase64._pybase64.b64decode:      313.357 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
base64.encodebytes:                 84.229 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,928,129 bytes)
base64.b64encode:                  594.513 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
base64.b64decode:                  316.510 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
bench: altchars=None, validate=True
pybase64._pybase64.b64encode:     3447.100 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
pybase64._pybase64.b64decode:     3513.827 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
base64.b64encode:                  592.162 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
base64.b64decode:                  103.155 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
bench: altchars=b'-_', validate=False
pybase64._pybase64.b64encode:     2440.743 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
pybase64._pybase64.b64decode:      285.376 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
base64.b64encode:                  344.905 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
base64.b64decode:                  224.162 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
bench: altchars=b'-_', validate=True
pybase64._pybase64.b64encode:     2566.995 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
pybase64._pybase64.b64decode:     2522.613 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)
base64.b64encode:                  342.011 MB/s (13,271,472 bytes -> 17,695,296 bytes)
base64.b64decode:                   89.865 MB/s (17,695,296 bytes -> 13,271,472 bytes)

Changelog

0.3.1

  • Fix deployment issues

0.3.0

  • Add encodebytes function

0.2.1

  • Fixed invalid results on Windows

0.2.0

  • Added documentation

  • Added subcommands to the main script:

    • help
    • version
    • encode
    • decode
    • benchmark

0.1.2

  • Updated base64 native library

0.1.1

  • Fixed deployment issues

0.1.0

  • First public release

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