MD6 in Python

mikle3 at mikle3 at
Fri Jun 5 17:09:59 EDT 2009

On Jun 5, 11:46 pm, Christian Heimes <li... at> wrote:
> mik... at schrieb:
> > As every one related to security probably knows, Rivest (and his
> > friends) have a new hashing algorithm which is supposed to have none
> > of the weaknesses of MD5 (and as a side benefit - not too many rainbow
> > tables yet). His code if publicly available under the MIT license.
> > Is there a reason not to add it to the standard lib, following the
> > hashlib "protocol"?
> Somebody has to write and add a md6 wrapper to the standard library.
> It's going to take some time, at least 18 months until Python 2.8 and
> 3.2 are going to be released.
> Do you need a wrapper for md6? I could easily write one in about an hour.
> Christian

It's not that I need it, I can sure use it. I can also write a wrapper
My secret agenda is too see if other people want it and write it as an
addition to the standard lib, thus wetting my feet in Python Core
Development without actually breaking anything :)

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