[Python-3000] 3.0 crypto
Gregory P. Smith
greg at krypto.org
Tue Sep 11 23:38:07 CEST 2007
> Last I heard, AMK was no longer maintaining pycrypto, and a number of
> people have found weird issues with it and were generally uncertain
> of the correctness of the implemented crypto.
> > The pycrypto API is is very nice. But if we were to consider it
> > for the standard library I'd prefer it just link against OpenSSL
> > rather than use its own C implementations and just leave platforms
> > without ssl without any crypto.
> That's one option, although there seems to be some FUD surrounding
> OpenSSL licensing and its interactions with the GPL:
> It's also a standalone library, and it strikes me as much nicer to
> just have Python provide the crypto functionality out of the box. So,
> if we built an API atop the (public domain) LibTomCrypt code that
> mimicked that of pycrypto, would anyone object to getting that kind
> of thing into the Python source distribution?
I'm +1 for that. LibTomCrypt is a great place to start.
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