[swift-evolution] Crypto routines as part of the core library

Michael Ilseman milseman at apple.com
Thu Apr 14 16:33:17 CDT 2016

Why would it need to be built into the language proper instead of the core libraries? I am not too familiar with the core libraries, but perhaps swift-corelibs-dev <https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-corelibs-dev> is the more appropriate mailing list here?

> On Apr 13, 2016, at 7:24 PM, Travis Beech via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> So what would it take to get a standard set of crypto API's built into the language?
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> On Apr 13, 2016, at 10:11 AM, David Waite <david at alkaline-solutions.com <mailto:david at alkaline-solutions.com>> wrote:
>> I don’t know if we need a boost-like parent project in order to start building core code to be brought for inclusion.
>> I think success will naturally bring such a project structure - people seeking a curated and integrated set of frameworks to get common functionality. 
>> -DW
>>> On Apr 13, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Tino Heth via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>>>> This seems like a great candidate for a library that could be developed in the community and then possibly brought into Corelibs in a future version
>>> true — but sadly, there seems to be either no interest or manpower for a boost-like infrastructure…
>>> Like many other fundamental topics, I don't think crypto belongs to the stdlib, but none the less, there should be a standard library for encryption/hashing.
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