Subject: Re: packages for Crypt::OpenPGP and dependencies
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/17/2001 11:20:56
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on Mon, 17 Sep 2001 11:02:19 +0900 (JST),
> > sen> p5-Convert-PEM
> > sen> p5-Convert-ASCII-Armour
> > sen> p5-Convert-ASN1
> > security/
> > or
> > converters/
> > ??
> I was torn between those two as well, but I opted for converters. I
ASN.1 is "XDR in OSI world", roughly speaking. So it could be used
for data encoding/deconding(/representation) in non-security area.
(And ASN.1 itself dosen't bind to any crypto algorism.)
Thus, p5-Convert-ASN1 should be in converters not security. AFAIK,
ASCII-Armour is simple encoding/decoding scheme not encryption.
> can see a case for putting PEM and ASN1 in security, but I think
> ASCII-Armour works better in converters.
PEM could be in security since it contains crypto algorism.
Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>