[issue8998] add crypto routines to stdlib

Jean-Paul Calderone report at bugs.python.org
Sat Sep 18 01:24:18 CEST 2010

Jean-Paul Calderone <invalid at example.invalid> added the comment:

> I should note that I can't touch anything to do with Elliptic Curve crypto.  I don't know if I can comment on the reasons for that.

Hopefully anything ECC related can be done separately.  There's certainly no ECC APIs in Python now, so there would be no loss of functionality if any new crypto-related APIs didn't include ECC.  Later if someone is sufficiently interesting, they could add it to the base library.


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