[rust-dev] Moving libcrypto back into rust repo?

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 13:12:58 PST 2014


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Tony Arcieri <bascule at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Olivier LEMAIRE <olivier.lemaire at me.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> I suggest to submit a call/request (Rust wiki?) to find this team
>> member/role as crypto is damn needed in this digital age.
>
>
> I'd suggest Rust continue its current policy of keeping crypto out of
> stdlib.
>
> However, it'd be nice if there were an official "blessed" crypto package
> (using TBD packaging system). I think this library should/needs to be
> shipped with said TDB packaging system.
>
> Perhaps Mozilla could loop in its NSS people on rust-nss?

I don't think it's possible to make a nice NSS binding because it
depends on thread-local initialization. Green tasks may move between
threads so a context object is necessary. Other libraries don't have
this problem and a nicer interface can be exposed.


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