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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 18:20:55 CEST 2009

On 2009-09-25 10:40 AM, CTO wrote:
> On Sep 25, 7:44 am, Antoine Pitrou<solip... at pitrou.net>  wrote:

>> As for some of the points which have been raised here:
> ...snip...
>> - Please don't call the package "evp", it's cryptic (;-)) and tied to a specific
>> implementation. "crypto" would be fine and obvious.
> I know of at least one implementation that uses Crypto as its
> name, and forgot to send them an email earlier this week. I'll
> do that today, and if they don't seem bent on changing the
> capitalization, I don't see any problem there.

I wouldn't rely on capitalization to differentiate between packages. I think 
that Python will be able to do so in most circumstances, even on Windows, but it 
makes it hard to talk about the different packages and ask questions about them 
on the mailing lists.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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