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       a64l, l64a — convert between a 32-bit integer and a radix-64 ASCII string


       #include <stdlib.h>

       long a64l(const char *s);
       char *l64a(long value);


       These  functions  maintain numbers stored in radix-64 ASCII characters. This is a notation
       by which 32-bit integers can be represented  by  up  to  six  characters;  each  character
       represents a digit in radix-64 notation. If the type long contains more than 32 bits, only
       the low-order 32 bits shall be used for these operations.

       The characters used to represent digits are '.'  (dot) for 0, '/' for 1, '0'  through  '9'
       for [2,11], 'A' through 'Z' for [12,37], and 'a' through 'z' for [38,63].

       The  a64l() function shall take a pointer to a radix-64 representation, in which the first
       digit is the least significant, and return the corresponding long  value.  If  the  string
       pointed  to by s contains more than six characters, a64l() shall use the first six. If the
       first six characters of the string contain  a  null  terminator,  a64l()  shall  use  only
       characters  preceding  the  null  terminator. The a64l() function shall scan the character
       string from left to right with the least significant digit  on  the  left,  decoding  each
       character  as  a  6-bit  radix-64 number. If the type long contains more than 32 bits, the
       resulting value is sign-extended. The behavior of a64l() is unspecified if  s  is  a  null
       pointer or the string pointed to by s was not generated by a previous call to l64a().

       The  l64a()  function shall take a long argument and return a pointer to the corresponding
       radix-64 representation. The behavior of l64a() is unspecified if value is negative.

       The value returned by l64a() may be a pointer into a static buffer.  Subsequent  calls  to
       l64a() may overwrite the buffer.

       The l64a() function need not be thread-safe.


       Upon  successful  completion, a64l() shall return the long value resulting from conversion
       of the input string. If a string pointed to by s is an empty string, a64l()  shall  return

       The l64a() function shall return a pointer to the radix-64 representation. If value is 0L,
       l64a() shall return a pointer to an empty string.


       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.




       If the type long contains more than 32 bits, the result of a64l(l64a(x)) is x in the  low-
       order 32 bits.


       This is not the same encoding as used by either encoding variant of the uuencode utility.





       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <stdlib.h>

       The Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1‐2008, uuencode


       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable  Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX),  The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
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