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Re: dpkg-sig support wanted?

Scripsit Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org>

> You may laugh if you wish, but I think it's annoying to have to move to
> a hash function whose hexadecimal representation takes 64 bytes, which
> doesn't leave much room on an 80-column line to describe what the hash
> is hashing.  Maybe by the time coreutils ships a sha256sum program, the
> world will have settled upon BASE64, which requires only 43 bytes.

Why wait for the world to settle? Would there be anything wrong with
writing a sha256sum program that outputs base64 right now?

Henning Makholm                                         "Lad min høne være."

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