On Wed, 2015-03-18 at 19:33 -0400, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
But that 32 bit length really worries me. Just because people can’t
send 4GB messages today does not mean that they can’t or won’t in the
future. Do not build OpenPGP around assumptions based on SMTP
continuing forever. Use today is not limited to mail in any case.
If I have a 1TB archive file I am not going to want to break it into
chunks just to encrypt it.
the field is moving towards JSON for almost everything.
I'm not so convinced about that... there are still many areas where
completely other things (e.g. XML) are used.
Again, I am not sure that a complete overhaul is desirable.
When I originally wrote about "complete overhaul" in my wishlist, I
didn't meant to say whether it's necessary or not.
But it would at least be a nice way to get rid of all legacy cruft that
may have came together over the years. A fresh start often allows one to
employ much cleaner designs :)
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