[erlang-questions] A pointless problem?

Steve Davis steven.charles.davis@REDACTED
Sat Nov 17 18:39:45 CET 2012

Ah - insight. Endianness did occur to me as a problem but I think I maybe went "too far" in compensating for it previously.

From the tests now I can see that it's the Key endianness that is the remaining issue...

Thank you so much!


On Nov 17, 2012, at 11:28 AM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <dmkolesnikov@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hello,
> This looks as endianness problem. You have to keep in-mind that binaries is big-endian by default, which contrasts with C memory. You have to be very careful of C algorithms mapping.
> I've made a small fixes to int32list_xxx routines (see bold text):
> int32list_from_binary(Bin) ->
> 	int32list_from_binary(Bin, []).
> int32list_from_binary(<<X:32/little, Bin/binary>>, Acc) ->
> 	int32list_from_binary(Bin, [X|Acc]);
> int32list_from_binary(<<>>, Acc) ->
> 	lists:reverse(Acc).
> int32list_to_binary(List) ->	
> 	list_to_binary([<<X:32/little>> || X <- List]).
> Some of tests got passed. Unfortunately, some of tests are failed I hope you can easily validate rest of you code agains endian. 
> {test,true,true,{<<"ab043705808c5d57">>,<<"ab043705808c5d57">>}}
> {test,false,true,{<<"26e3868b9d66a048">>,<<"d1e78be2c746728a">>}}
> {test,false,true,{<<"2a70e36b99941f2d">>,<<"67ed0ea8e8973fc5">>}}
> {test,false,true,{<<"a30d3870c0873c23">>,<<"8c3707c01c7fccc4">>}}
> {test,true,true,
>       {<<"b2601cefb078b772abccba6a">>,<<"b2601cefb078b772abccba6a">>}}
> {test,false,true,
>       {<<"ddbcb4b88b2c5a268081a8b4">>,<<"579016d143ed6247ac6710dd">>}}
> {test,true,true,
>       {<<"c0a19f06ebb0d63925aa27f74cc6b2d0">>,
>        <<"c0a19f06ebb0d63925aa27f74cc6b2d0">>}}
> {test,false,true,
>       {<<"bd28749d4fc20b73a79d59a25d55ab27">>,
>        <<"01b815fd2e4894d13555da434c9d868a">>}}
> Best Regards,
> Dmitry
> On Nov 17, 2012, at 7:02 PM, Steve Davis wrote:
>> I am intrigued by what is arguably a pointless problem. 
>> Looking at the tiny encryption algorithm aka XXTEA it seemed easy enough to implement in Erlang. I have an implementation (attached with source and all references inside the module) which encodes and decodes successfully... BUT the cipher text doesn't match the test vectors...
>> What makes this pointless is that I should "just make it a NIF" etc. But it's likely that I am misunderstanding some aspect of either Erlang or C, however I am confounded as to what that problem is... why does the attached implementation not generate the same ciphertext as in the test vectors from the C implementation? Can anyone spot my error?
>> Thanks,
>> /s
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