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Subject: Re: [boost] Crypto Proposal
From: Domagoj Saric (domagoj.saric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-14 11:21:54

"Sohail Somani" <sohail_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On 12/04/2010 7:52 AM, Domagoj Saric wrote:
>> IMNHO that's a failed test by any standard (worse than OpenSSL and
>> Crypto++)...
>> (must I really pay for e.g. virtual inheritance, dynamic_casts,
>> by-std::string-runtime-algorithm-lookups etc. etc... for such a simple use
>> case?)...
> 1) If you write such simple applications, you are very lucky

I am not 'lucky' nor write 'such simple applications': one can, for example,
write fairly complex DSP applications that, as such, have nothing to do with
cryptography but can use a ready digest-verification implementation for example
for licence file verification...It is reasonable to expect that such a simple
use case does not suddenly double your binary size..with cryptographic code that
you never ever use.

"What Huxley teaches is that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual
devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from
one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate."
Neil Postman 

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