[PYTHON-CRYPTO] [python-crypto] Add AES to amkCrypto?

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin at CNRI.RESTON.VA.US
Wed Feb 7 22:53:56 CET 2001

On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 10:44:49AM -0700, PC Drew wrote:
>MAL> Maintaining such code (usually a combination of C and assembler)
>MAL> to run on multiple platforms isn't a simple task at all, but they are
>MAL> doing a great job at it.
>So how does that library work, and how does it correspond to
>amkCrypto?  Doe the OpenSSL guys write it in C and then someone wraps
>it for Python?  If so, then what's the difference between that and

The OpenSSL people maintain C implementations, and someone else wraps
it for Python.  amkCrypto originally had its own copies of
implementations scavenged from various other libraries, but no attempt
was made to add assembly code or to carefully compare different
implementations to see which was fastest.  It seems easiest to re-use
the work done by the OpenSSL group, rather than expending effort
attempting to duplicate their work.


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