[Cryptography] Encodings for crypto
pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Wed Feb 19 03:23:47 EST 2014
ianG <iang at iang.org> writes:
>There are too many primitives. I see 11 doing numbers alone! In practice,
>in network protocols, we do not need bignums, we do not need floats and we do
>not need negatives. Then, for different sized numbers, we should remember
>that we are about simplification and higher level concepts. Which should
>tell us we need a number.
The same can be said of ASN.1. This currently consists of:
Removing the unnecessary stuff, what's left is:
In everything crypto-related that uses ASN.1, that's what the elements being
used actually are. Everything else is just unnecessary complexity.
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