Storing keys and signatures as sexps
ludo at gnu.org
Fri Jan 24 17:42:41 CET 2014
Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> skribis:
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:27, ludo at gnu.org said:
>> • libspki stores RSA public keys as shown in
>> <http://theworld.com/~cme/spki.txt>, with tokens like
>> ‘rsa-pkcs1-md5’, whereas gcrypt produces something slightly
> Right, the one-identifier approach for all algorithms involved has not
> been of my taste. And well, SPKI was dead even back in 2001 when I cam
> up with our format.
Yeah. What gcrypt uses looks more flexible and extensible.
>> It would be great if we could work towards unifying the sexps used in
>> both implementations.
> That would be quite hard given that we need to take care of backward
> compatibility and a software base in production use form more than a
Maybe i’d be easier for lsh to support new formats because it doesn’t
export its sexp API, so it could convert from one representation to
another internally. Food for thought...
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