Crypto Module

Luke Gorrie <>
Fri Jul 26 17:45:47 CEST 2002

Eric Merritt <> writes:

> Hello All,
>  I have another question. I need an md5 checksum in
> one of the apps I am doing in erlang. The crypto
> module contains such functionality, but I get the
> feeling from previous postings that the crypto module
> is a bit of a joke. If this is the case, why? and what
> alternatives are there?

MD5 is a built-in function, erlang:md5/1 (plus other functions for
incrementally digesting chunks of data).


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