Making a gpg library

Michael Still mikal at
Tue Oct 24 09:01:32 CEST 2000

On Mon, 23 Oct 2000, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Michael Still wrote:
> > Sorry, I'm not clear. Is this a library that exec's gpg, or a 'real' API?
> Who cares about such implementation details.


I would like to sign and then verify nightly nine million documents. That
wont work with an API that execs the gpg command line. I also imagine that
execing a command line utility is not nearly as robust or secure as
calling the API. There are all those temporary files that have to be
cleaned up etc.



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