[vlc-devel] [PATCH 02/14] src: add cleaner md5 API

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Thu Apr 2 11:13:45 CEST 2020

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020, at 08:16, RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> The API looks ok, except that the hex conversion seems out of place. However, I don't get why MD5 is even used anymore. Which use cases actually require MD5, as opposed to a generic hash function, here?

There are a few cases where we have to use it. But yes, it should be moved to something better where we can.

I like the patchset because it will allow us to extend to sha1, which will remove some gcrypt dependencies, and then better algos

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