Simon Josefsson jas@extundo.com
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 04:40:20 +0100

"Michael H. Warfield" <mhw@wittsend.com> writes:

> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 12:23:26AM +0100, R=FCdiger Sonderfeld wrote:
>> On Saturday, 7. December 2002 00:16, you wrote:
>> > On Fri Dec 06 2002; 23:04, R=FCdiger Sonderfeld wrote:
>> > > I wrote a implementation of RSA RC4 for the libgcrypt. I hope the
>> > > implementation is usefull and bug free :)
>> > What's wrong with arcfour.c which is already part of Libgcrypt?
>> ups :) I thought arcfour is a different algo :)
> 	The "hint" is in the name...
> 	It's "A"RC4...  Alleged RC4.  From the time is was alleged to
> have been leaked/stolen/reimplimented.  It was alleged because it wasn'=
> their code but it did 100% of what their code did.  If it walks like a
> duck and it quacks like a duck and it smells like a duck it must be
> an alleged duck (when intellectual property gets involved).

I can't help but feeling that this is silly.  At least adding a
comment, or even better an enum type mapping RC4 to ARCFOUR would
prevent the confusion.