Perl Wrapper for GPG?
19 Oct 2000 12:32:33 -0700
>>>>> "FT" == Frank Tobin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
FT> Why would anyone want to re-implement OpenPGP in Perl when one
FT> should be relying on existing implementations? OpenPGP
FT> functionality cannot simply be wrapped inside a "crypt" call.
The main reason to write an XSUB interface rather than passing things
off to another process is, of course, performance.
For developer-time optimization, Lee, I'd recommend using the existing
If run-time optimization is important, or if you're just really hot to
write an XSUB, you're kind of out of luck as far as GnuPG is concerned
-- there's no packaged library available. You *may* be able to rip
apart the code and make a library out of it (hooray for Free
Software!), but nobody's done it yet so I assume it's not a trivial
Another option is using the CTC library:
...which is a GPL'd PGP-compatible library. I don't have any info on
it except that I've downloaded it and wasn't able to build it.
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