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Subject: Re: [boost] [rfc] Preliminary Hash Library
From: Sean Chittenden (sean_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-08 16:22:42

re: Possible namespaces.

Why not use boost::digest? "Cryptographic hashes" are more pedantically known as one-way digests of blobs of data. A "hash," as hijacked by perl (or dictionary, or unordered_map), is an ADT comprised of a digest of a key and a value. crc's a digest as well, but for legacy reasons already has a top-level namespace. Some digests are crypto grade, some aren't, but they all fall in to the digest category. $0.02.


Sean Chittenden

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