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Re: dpkg-sig support wanted?

On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 11:08:32PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> 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 should we wait for the rest of the world to settle on a standard?


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