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Re: mit-scheme mcrypt module?

From: Chris Hanson
Subject: Re: mit-scheme mcrypt module?
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 23:02:50 -0700

I’m happy if it goes away. I also don’t care about the Blowfish stuff.
On Jul 3, 2020, 10:57 PM -0700, Taylor R Campbell <>, wrote:
Does anyone use the mcrypt module?

There is essentially nothing of security value in it; any value it has
is strictly for compatibility. If nobody needs it for that, then I
would like to flush it.

(Edwin does not rely on mcrypt for Blowfish to process the obsolete
encrypted password file format. mcrypt is also not needed for MD5,
which you shouldn't be using anyway except for compatibility. If you
want to do real cryptography in MIT Scheme, that's a totally separate

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