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libnettle for Emacs (was: NaCl support for Emacs)

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: libnettle for Emacs (was: NaCl support for Emacs)
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:34:20 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:54:48 +0100 Richard Riley <address@hidden> wrote: 

RR> probably naive Q but : this library [libnettle] encrypts/decrypts
RR> identically to the external gpg? e.g a file I encrypt with gpg can
RR> be read using this new proposal and vice versa?

Nope, libnettle is not compatible with GPG.  The intention is not to
cooperate with GPG (which EPA/EPG can already do) but to have an
internal solution to Emacs' encryption needs when the producer and the
consumer are both Emacs (not necessarily the same process).


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