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Re: [openpgp] "OpenPGP Simple"

2015-03-23 14:57:59
One of the thing I really hate in asinine one is the way they managed to take a 
bunch of good ideas and trash them.... 

Yes one integer format that expands as needed would be the way to go IFF this 
is reopened.

Sent from my difference engine

On Mar 23, 2015, at 14:52, ianG <iang(_at_)iang(_dot_)org> wrote:

On 17/03/2015 02:10 am, Peter Gutmann wrote:
David Shaw <dshaw(_at_)jabberwocky(_dot_)com> writes:
On Mar 16, 2015, at 5:15 PM, David Leon Gil <coruus(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> 
Partial lengths are really a nuisance to parse.

No argument there...

The whole bizarro sort-of-fixed-point encoding of lengths is a pain (this is 
cue for Jon to do his "every bit is sacred" dance).  If the format is 
there should be only two lengths, a 16-bit one for almost everything (keyring
data, signatures, etc), and a 32-bit one for payloads and partial lengths 
are going to exceed 16-bit lengths.

Crazy * 2 :)

One int is good enough for anyone.  Just use an expanding 7 bit form, where 
the hi bit says, grab the following byte.

Length-decoding shouldn't be any more
complicated than:

read tag;
if( tag & length_32_flag )
  length = read32();
  length = read16();

While I'm venting, shall I get started on the MDC kludge?

Simplify!  Simplify!


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