Perl Wrapper for GPG?
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:13:33 -0500 (CDT)
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Lee Goddard, at 14:59 +0100 on Thu, 19 Oct 2000, wrote:
> It would be a module, but rather than a reinterpretation of the
> OpenPGP RFC or some other Crypt routine, or the PGP module that
> makes a system call to PGP, I need a Perl interface to
> the C en-/decrypt routines. It is, I figure, a speed thing,
> as the wrapper will map Perl vars to the C data types, and Perl
> subs to C functions.
Why would anyone want to re-implement OpenPGP in Perl when one should be
relying on existing implementations? OpenPGP functionality cannot simply
be wrapped inside a "crypt" call. The sanest way to handle the operation
is to hand off the data to GnuPG in some form. This is what GnuPG.pm and
GnuPG::Interface do (two CPAN-available modules).
Frank Tobin http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
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