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Subject: Re: [boost] Crypto/hashes library?
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-07 15:30:20

> I think a full implementation of cryptographic algorithms in Boost,
> while would be nice in theory, is not very feasible in practice. First,
> it would require a group of very skillful and active developers that
> keep their hand on pulse in the security and cryptography field.

It looks to me far better to implement a Boost.Hashing library, some
hashes in which might just happen to be crypto strength. Some recent
CPUs can do crypto hashing in hardware nowadays. Very nice.

I vaguely remember that Chandler or Howard had some WG21 proposal for a
standardised hashing infrastructure? One not fundamentally broken like
std::hash. One should probably study/implement that proposal.


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