New Python block cipher API, comments wanted
David Mertz, Ph.D.
mertz at gnosis.cx
Wed Jan 29 09:10:56 CET 2003
Paul Rubin <phr-n2003b at NOSPAMnightsong.com> wrote previously:
|In the new scheme, there's less
|need for something like PEP 272, because the Python interface to the
|codebook is so much simpler than PEP 272 that it's obvious how to do
Nothing is ever obvious.
The users of a new module/API would *not* be only the sophisticated
folks on the Python crypto list (which I have not looked at, I confess,
although I do know enough crypto to understand the issues).
"Ordinary" Python programmer are more likely to see a proposed API via a
PEP than they are on a specialized mailing list. And those average
programmers are the ones who may or may not find the API intuitive and
"obvious." I'm not saying it wouldn't be... I just do not believe
something is obvious by fiat.
|The author of PEP 272 has told me he's ok with the new interface.
Then have him/her modify the PEP to state as much.
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