Why do we use a different key to sign than to encrypt

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Tue Mar 1 15:34:52 CET 2011

On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 01:13:16PM +0000 Also sprach Guy Halford-Thompson:
>Not GPG specific, but I was wondering if someone could point me in the
>direction of some resources that explain why we use different keys to
>sign and encrypt (for cases where the same key _could_ do both e.g.

This may not be the whole story, but I did manage to find this:


"Le hasard favorise l'esprit préparé."
                       --Louis Pasteur
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