Base62 encoding and decoding to turn numbers into very compact strings
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= alphadecimal

* http://github.com/JackDanger/alphadecimal

== DESCRIPTION:

Convert integers to base62 strings (A-Za-z0-9) and back.  A handy
way to shorten long numbers.

== SYNOPSIS:

  # 45.alphadecimal
  # => 'j'
  # 5234233.alphadecimal
  # 'Lxf7'
  # 'yH783Xx3Ajz99'.alphadecimal
  # => 194466611442340388130115
  # 194466611442340388130115.alphadecimal
  # => 'yH783Xx3Ajz99'


== INSTALL:

* sudo gem install alphadecimal

== LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2008 Jack Danger Canty, Mike Mondragon

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
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