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Re^2: Encryption algorithms in Perl 5.8?

by lrep2010 (Initiate)
on Jan 18, 2010 at 23:01 UTC ( #818068=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Thank you Paul. but Crypt:: package and its modules within are not shipped with core Perl, correct? In fact, the only encryption of any sort that I found and is distributed by Perl itself is just MD5, I'm afraid.
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Re^3: Encryption algorithms in Perl 5.8?
by ikegami (Pope) on Jan 18, 2010 at 23:18 UTC

    MD5 is not an encryption algorithm.

    Modules in the core need to be supported practically forever. It's definitely not a good place to put encryption modules, since those become obsolete fairly fast.

    So what if it's not in the core.

Re^3: Encryption algorithms in Perl 5.8?
by jettero (Monsignor) on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:27 UTC

    Yeah, Perl doesn't come with very much stuff. It may even come with too much stuff. It's intended to be used with The CPAN, so it's a little silly to try to measure it without that awesome resource.

    -Paul

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