man MIME::Decoder::Binary () - perform no encoding/decoding


MIME::Decoder::Binary - perform no encoding/decoding


A generic decoder object; see MIME::Decoder for usage.


A MIME::Decoder subclass for the CW"binary" encoding (in other words, no encoding).

The CW"binary" decoder is a special case, since it's ill-advised to read the input line-by-line: after all, an uncompressed image file might conceivably have loooooooooong stretches of bytes without a CW"\n" among them, and we don't want to risk blowing out our core. So, we read-and-write fixed-size chunks.

Both the encoder and decoder do a simple pass-through of the data from input to output.


Eryq (, ZeeGee Software Inc (

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$Revision: 1.9 $ CW$Date: 2005/12/22 14:56:59 $