rotor replacement

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Fri Jan 21 00:06:31 CET 2005


"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
> > Some countries have laws about cryptography software (against some
> > combination of export, import, or use).  The Python maintainers didn't
> > want to deal with imagined legal hassles that might develop from
> > including good crypto functions in the distribution.  Then it became
> > obvious that the same imagined hassles could also befall the rotor
> > module, so that was removed.
> 
> Do you know this for a fact? 

I'm going by newsgroup messages from around the time that I was
proposing to put together a standard block cipher module for Python.

> The PSF does comply with the U.S. American export procedures for
> crypto code, and reports the crypto code in Python appropriately to BXA.

Since rotor was removed, there is no crypto code in Python that needs
reporting.



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