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From Dave Dribin <>
Subject [lang] DigestUtils?
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2003 17:28:30 GMT
Would there be interest in a DigestUtils class that simplifies using objects?  Personally, I find it a huge
pain to do a simple MD5 digest.  Also, it's often necessary to
get the hex representation of the digest.  For starters, I would
propose the following API:

    public static String md5hex(String data);
    public static String md5hex(bytes[] data);

    public static byte[] md5(String data);
    public static byte[] md5(bytes[] data);

There could be similar methods for SHA digests.  I already have a
non-polished implementation that I would be willing to submit (after


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