[Python-ideas] adding digital signature and encryption "hashes" to hashlib?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 00:05:33 CEST 2009

Bill Janssen wrote:
> Again, I wasn't proposing to replace m2cryto or pycrypto or anything
> else; I was suggesting that providing easy-to-use APIs to a couple of
> commonly-requested crypto features, for use by non-cryptographers,
> wouldn't be a bad idea.

Actually, it could be a really bad idea that leads to people thinking
they have secured something when they have in fact done nothing of the sort.

Having to go find a crypto library at least means a developer has put in
a minimal amount of thought.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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