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Subject: Re: [boost] Any interest in hashing algorithms SHA and/or FNV1a?
From: foster brereton (fosterb+boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-13 12:30:10

On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Marshall Clow <mclow.lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2013, at 10:52 AM, foster brereton <fosterb+boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

[ snip initial proposal / rfc ]

> I believe so, yes.
> There's been interest off and on over the years in a Boost.Crypto library.
> So far, there's been either (a) a lack of people willing to put in the work, or (b) disagreement on the interface.

While it is probably too early to start religious wars about
interfaces, traditionally I have seen hash algorithms with APIs in
triples: init -> update -> finish. I would be in favor of replicating
that interface, as well as providing a single digest(...) call that
wraps them all together, for more straightforward cases.

> A set of hash implementations would be a nice start for this.
> I'll try to take a look at your code this week.

Great - if you have any questions/comments/concerns just ask. As I
mentioned to Jeffrey Flinn I am willing to loop in ASL's md5
implementation, too, if it is worthwhile to do so.


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