A Joeish Erlang distribution (long)

James Hague <>
Wed Feb 5 21:03:34 CET 2003


Sean Hinde wrote:
>
>> Isn't the crypto module semi-obsolete, because the MD5 digest 
>> functions have been added as BIFs? 
>
>Not at all. It is the only way to get sha1, des etc. I
>recently put forward a patch to support triple DES which will
>hopefully make its way into the next release, and when openssl
>gets AES fully supported I'll add that.

Thank you for the clarification.  I was fiddling with the pop3 module from
erlang.org last year, and noticed that it called crypto module functions for
MD5, and those could easily be replaced with the newer built-ins.  I've
never used the other crypto functions.

James



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