[Mono-list] Crypto Unit tests on linux

Sebastien Pouliot Sebastien Pouliot <spouliot@videotron.ca>
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 23:01:39 -0400

> Well, go ahead, but it still seems brain-dead to be reimplmenting
> something that's already done. The space argument is fatuous - have you
> ever looked at the memory profile of a running mono app?

No. But I see mono and the class library as two separate entity (which seems
normal as they are licensed differently).
For example having 100% managed cryptographic classes would allow (without
too much pain) running cryptographic applications with the .NET Compact
Framework (which doesn't have the System.Security.Cryptography namespace
included in mscorlib.dll). See
http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/netcf/ApiDocumentation.aspx for what
namespaces/classes are present in the Compact Framework.

Yet in this case I confess that both using a independant parser or
reflection into System.Xml would yield the same results (and invoking
unmanaged code in the mono runtime wouldn't). However this may not be the
always the case (perhaps customized PocketPC or something totally new).

> Isn't it better to get this stuff running in the most portable way
> without duplicating whole chunks of effort just to satisfy some far-off
> 1% scenario?

I agree this isn't a high priority (has we don't have any asymmetric crypto
yet so the abstract class are useless now) but respectfully disagree on the
% ;-)

Sebastien Pouliot
Security Architect, Motus Technologies, http://www.motus.com/
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