Native base64 utility methods

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Mon May 5 11:22:16 PDT 2014

@john I don't really care about the namespace/module as long as this matter
moves from W3C spec to ES one.

@mathias didn't mean to change atob and btoa rather add two extra methods
such encode/decode for strings (could land without problems in the
String.prototype, IMO) with "less silly names" whatever definition of silly
we have ^_^

Also interesting the @claude info on ISO strings ... yes, any UTF-8
compatible support is what I meant, doing in JS land
unescape(encodeURIComponent(str)) feels very hacky, and it's slow, indeed

take care

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 8:16 AM, John Barton <johnjbarton at> wrote:

> On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Andrea Giammarchi <
> andrea.giammarchi at> wrote:
>> +1 and as generic global utility it would be also nice to make it
>> compatible with all strings.
> A language with modules does not need nor should it rely on stuff more
> favorite features onto global.  We need standard modules for all new
> features.
> jjb
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the es-discuss mailing list