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if fiction then let there be Perl in it! ;-)

by YAFZ (Pilgrim)
on Sep 03, 2003 at 10:08 UTC ( #288575=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The sort of fiction you're most likely to find me reading:

The only fiction in which you can find a lovely Perl code related to encryption (a pretty tough algorithm indeed, designed by Bruce Schneier) : CRYPTONOMICON and also Snow Crash from the same author.

I advise these two books to any PM reader ;-)
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Re: if fiction then let there be Perl in it! ;-)
by hardburn (Abbot) on Sep 03, 2003 at 15:30 UTC

    Not that tough. Solitare has a severe bias in its random number generator (external link). Still, I'd like to see more research into strong crypto that can be used without a computer.

    I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
    -- Schemer

    Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

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