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Re: CVS commit: src

   Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:32:34 +0000
   From: David Holland <>

   On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 06:03:28PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
    > It means that the time it takes does not vary depending on the data at
    > s1 and s2.  Here `constant' does not mean `bounded by a constant' but
    > rather `not variable', i.e. `does not leak information about s1 and s2
    > through a timing side channel'.

   Can we call it "fixedtime" instead then?

`Constant-time' is the term you'll find in crypto literature, I'm

[*] Usually with a footnote or parenthesis explaining its deviation
from all the other literature.

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