Pluto and GMP

Werner Koch
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 18:48:19 +0200

"D. Hugh Redelmeier" <> writes:

> We can switch to soomething else, but I'd rather not keep switching!
Sure. In libgcrypt the GMP (they are called mpi) is used internally for the public key algorithms. Because there is no function for DH key exchange yet and I don't know whehter it would make sense at all, given the simplicity of the DB operation, The mpi function are public.
> conflicting with it. Do you know whether gcrypt will be happy to
> co-exist in the same program as (parts of) OpenSSL?
I'll make sure that all identifiers are prefixed with gcry_ or GCRY and will provide hooks for memory allocation and such. So it should be no problem.
> If your big number package is better than GMP, is there a chance you
No it is not better. It is just an alternative to the other big integer packages. For most math applications GMP is better. Werner -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013