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From Nick Kew <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: SHA2 in APR
Date Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:17:33 GMT

On 10 Oct 2013, at 21:49, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:

> Hi,

Sorry, missed your post; just caught it in Jeff's reply.

> I've been hanging out in #apr on Freenode recently, but it appears the
> intersection of people hanging out there and active APR committers is
> pretty much the empty set.

That'll depend on who was around/awake/attentive at the time.

> I recently filed
> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=55520 and I wonder
> if people had actually seen that.

Yes - now.

> The reason I've recently gotten interested in APR (and SHA support) is
> my work on https://github.com/mozilla/mod_authn_persona.

OK, that raises two questions:

1. From your point of view, how useful would a fully-implemented
   apr_sha2 be, compared either to using a third-party library or a
   standalone implementation?

2. If it does add value, is the API referenced in your bug exactly
   what you want, or might there be mileage in reviewing/extending it?

It's not really clear to me what value an APR wrapper adds to sha2.
Or indeed, md5/sha1, beyond their being widely used by existing apps.

-- 
Nick Kew

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