Perl Wrapper for GPG?

Frank Tobin
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 and GnuPG::Interface do (two CPAN-available modules). - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - iEYEARECAAYFAjnvR98ACgkQVv/RCiYMT6NQwACgqklLt9qfgyFRtAW7OS/DOf+p elsAn16tYrAIAUDIje1sdS6Cadqb1Ea8 =vzgM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to