[Python-Dev] Cryptographic stuff for 2.3
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 12:00:29 +0200
Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>I'd hate to see sha removed from the standard distro.
> Me too; I don't see sha or md5 as crypto. I'm only against adding new
> *crypto* capability.
Hash algorithms are usually not regulated as crypto code -- even
though they can be used for such purposes; see e.g. shaffing and
> I'm also for isolating existing crypto capability so it's easy to
> remove for anyone who has a need for a crypto-free distribution. I
> think we're already doing that, given that even on Windows, the SSL
> module is a separate DLL.
We could wrap up the following set:
a.installer with crypto code + notice that downloading and using
this version is illegal in some countries and that the downloading
and/or reexporting the installer to certain countries is not
b.installer without crypto
c.crypto package as distutils installer with the same notice
as for the combined package
Or we just do b and c and leave a to companies like ActiveState.
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