[botan-devel] Considerable differences between Botan and pycrypto?

Phi Hung Nguyen phnguyen89 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 11:28:53 EST 2013


Patches sounds great then :)

Also looking forward to your other projects.

Best,
Phi


On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 6:37 AM, Jack Lloyd <lloyd at randombit.net> wrote:

> Hi Phi,
>
> I am not a fan of the pycrypto API, but looking over it there doesn't
> seem to be anything too horrible with it. At the very least having a
> good pycrypto emulation layer (for the common things) on top would be
> useful as people who had hit a wall of what pycrypto supports could
> transition over immediately without having to change their existing
> codebase.
>
> The python wrapper development is kind of on hold because I am the
> only one who has spent any time on it, and I have only so much
> free/unpaid time to work on botan, with other projects haing a
> priority (in terms of interest or future utility to me) on that time
> right now.
>
> Patches always welcome of course.
>
> -Jack
>
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 02:14:22PM -0800, Phi Hung Nguyen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any consideration of adopting the pycrypto interface for Botan's
> > python interface?  Obviously instead of Crypto as the package name, it
> > would be Botan, but the rest are the same.
> >
> > It's just the alpha software warning on
> > http://botan.randombit.net/python.html  feels unsatisfying.  If you
> google
> > "botan pycrypto", there are quite a few "how to make" questions, but
> those
> > can get detailed as well.
> >
> > My naive view on the benefit of this is you can use both after this
> > adoption :)
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Phi
>
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