Renaming AES to AES-128

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Dec 10 20:53:30 CET 2010

On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 19:37, rjh at said:

> The problem is we don't know how many third-party apps are hardwired to
> expect "AES" instead of "AES-128."  I suspect the answer is "a lot more
> than we think."

In particular interpretive languages often prefer the use of strings to
identifiers.  Thus a 
  if algo = "AES" then keysize = 128
would fail.

In any case I changed the human readable output and that should fix the
problems some people have with the way the algorithm name is printed.



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