Can you clarify when data compression is used?

Kevin Hilton kevhilton at
Sun Feb 10 06:29:08 CET 2008

>Twofish is almost entirely abandoned nowadays, but it still exists in
>PGP and GnuPG.  Once a bad decision is made in engineering, the
>engineers are stuck supporting it forever.

Is this statement really true or just opinion?  Bruce Schneier is one
of my favorite cryptoanalysts.

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