[Python-ideas] adding digital signature and encryption "hashes" to hashlib?
debatem1 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 23:07:41 CEST 2009
On Sep 25, 1:45 pm, Paul Moore <p.f.mo... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/25 Robert Kern <robert.k... at gmail.com>:
> > On 2009-09-25 10:40 AM, CTO wrote:
> >> On Sep 25, 7:44 am, Antoine Pitrou<solip... at pitrou.net> wrote:
> >>> - 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.
> Agreed. How about "encryption"?
EVP covers hashing, signatures, and encryption/decryption. If we're
to go for a longer name, maybe "cryptography" would be more
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