[erlang-patches] Crypto documentation enhancements for HMAC types

Sverker Eriksson <>
Wed Sep 26 17:51:02 CEST 2012


Daniel White wrote:
> Had a few surprises with the documentation, particularly with
> HMAC-SHA256 being available but not realising until I dug into the
> code.
>
> The primary patch documents every type available to hmac_init.
>
> I'm less sure about whether the second patch as it adds an entry for
> each sha*_mac function.  Is there a desire to keep both types of
> interface standard in the long run?  Or is the more general hmac_init
> suitable enough?
>
>   
I think I would prefer a generic hmac(Type, Key, Data) similar to 
hash(Type;Data) that was added in R15B02.

/Sverker, Erlang/OTP



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