MD6 in Python

Christian Heimes lists at
Fri Jun 5 19:46:28 EDT 2009

Terry Reedy schrieb:
> Christian Heimes wrote:
>> mikle3 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
> 2.7 is next

2.7rc1 is already out. There is no way a new piece of code will land in
the 2.7 release.


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