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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [lang][codec] DigestUtils?
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2003 17:32:59 GMT

I've got such a thing myself:

and do believe it's a good thing.

However it's not within Lang's scope. Codec already has the other half the
equation [hex representations] so possibly this could fall withing Codec's


On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Dave Dribin wrote:

> 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
> polishing).
> -Dave
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