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Subject: Re: [boost] Need to use SHA1 implementation in boost
From: Thijs van den Berg (thijs_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-18 06:55:34

On 18 April 2016 at 12:43, Vinnie Falco <vinnie.falco_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Greetings everyone, I'm new to the boost development mailing list.
> I'm preparing a library for boost review, and it needs a SHA1
> implementation. I have my own header only version I took from the net,
> based on
> I see that there's already a SHA1 implementation already in the boost,
> its part of UUID:
> Its bad form to duplicate code, but there are two problems with the
> UUID implementation: its in a detail namespace, and it seems to be
> completely unoptimized and without the unrolling present in the
> commonly used version originally written by Steve Reid (linked above).
> What should I do? I'm guessing, some combination of the following:
> 1. Use UUID SHA1 as-is, even though its in a detail namespace.
> 2. Submit a pull request to UUID to make the SHA1 class a public
> interface. The problem here is the bar for public interfaces is quite
> high. I envision endless bike shedding (is "processs_bytes" the right
> name?)
> 3. Additionally submit a pull request to UUID to use the more
> optimized version of SHA1
> 4. Use my own version in my library submission, make it a detail class.
> Thanks
I think you can't do 1) because detail is allowed to change (like you
suggest in 3).
Maybe it's a good idea to release you version using the std::hash (or
boost:hash) interface, although a separte library of common predefined hash
function would be a more natural place for it?

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