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Revision 1.11 / (download) - annotate - [select for diffs], Thu Feb 18 10:59:09 2021 UTC (8 weeks, 3 days ago) by adam
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nettle: updated to 3.7.1

NEWS for the Nettle 3.7.1 release

This is primarily a bug fix release, fixing a couple of
problems found in Nettle-3.7.

The new version is intended to be fully source and binary
compatible with Nettle-3.6. The shared library names are and, with sonames and

Bug fixes:

* Fix bug in chacha counter update logic. The problem affected
  ppc64 and ppc64el, with the new altivec assembly code
  enabled. Reported by Andreas Metzler, after breakage in
  GnuTLS tests on ppc64.

* Support for big-endian ARM platforms has been restored.
  Fixes contributed by Michael Weiser.

* Fix build problem on OpenBSD/powerpc64, reported by Jasper
  Lievisse Adriaanse.

* Fix corner case bug in ECDSA verify, it would produce
  incorrect result in the unlikely case of an all-zero
  message hash. Reported by Guido Vranken.

New features:

* Support for pbkdf2_hmac_sha384 and pbkdf2_hmac_sha512,
  contributed by Nicolas Mora.


* Poorly performing ARM Neon code for doing single-block
  Salsa20 and Chacha has been deleted. The code to do two or
  three blocks in parallel, introduced in Nettle-3.7, is

NEWS for the Nettle 3.7 release

This release adds one new feature, the bcrypt password hashing
function, and lots of optimizations. There's also one
important change to how Nettle is configured: Fat builds are
now on by default.

The release adds PowerPC64 assembly for a few algorithms,
resulting in great speedups. Benchmarked on a Power9 machine,
speedup was 13 times for AES256-CTR and AES256-GCM, and 3.5
times for Chacha. For fat builds (now the default), the new
code is used automatically, on processors supporting the needed
instruction set extensions.

The new version is intended to be fully source and binary
compatible with Nettle-3.6. The shared library names are and, with sonames and

New features:

* Support for bcrypt, contributed by Stephen R. van den Berg.


* Much faster AES and GCM on PowerPC64 processors supporting
  the corresponding crypto extensions. Contributed by Mamone

* Speed of Chacha improved on PowerPC64, x86_64 and ARM Neon.

* Speed of Salsa20 improved on x86_64 and ARM Neon.

* Overhaul of some elliptic curve primitives, improving ECDSA
  signature speed.


* Fat builds are enabled by default on the architectures where
  it is supported (x86_64, arm and powerpc64). To disable
  runtime selection, and instead specify the processor flavor
  at configure time, you need to pass --disable-fat to the
  configure script.

Known issues:

* The ARM assembly code in this release doesn't work correctly
  on big-endian ARM systems. This will hopefully be fixed in a
  later release.


* Use a few more gmp-6.1 functions: mpn_cnd_add_n,
  mpn_cnd_sub_n, mpn_cnd_swap. Delete corresponding internal
  Nettle functions.

* Convert all assembly files to use the default m4 quote

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nettle: updated to 3.6

Nettle 3.6:

This release adds a couple of new features, most notable being
support for ED448 signatures.

It is not binary compatible with earlier releases. The shared
library names are and, with
sonames and The changed
sonames are mainly to avoid upgrade problems with recent
GnuTLS versions, that depend on Nettle internals outside of
the advertised ABI. But also because of the removal of
internal poly1305 functions which were undocumented but
declared in an installed header file, see Interface changes

New features:

* Support for Curve448 and ED448 signatures. Contributed by
  Daiki Ueno.

* Support for SHAKE256 (SHA3 variant with arbitrary output
  size). Contributed by Daiki Ueno.

* Support for SIV-CMAC (Synthetic Initialization Vector) mode,
  contributed by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.

* Support for CMAC64, contributed by Dmitry Baryshkov.

* Support for the "CryptoPro" variant of the GOST hash
  function, as gosthash94cp. Contributed by Dmitry Baryshkov.

* Support for GOST DSA signatures, including GOST curves
  gc256b and gc512a. Contributed by Dmitry Baryshkov.

* Support for Intel CET in x86 and x86_64 assembly files, if
  enabled via CFLAGS (gcc --fcf-protection=full). Contributed
  by H.J. Lu and Simo Sorce.

* A few new functions to improve support for the Chacha
  variant with 96-bit nonce and 32-bit block counter (the
  existing functions use nonce and counter of 64-bit each),
  and functions to set the counter. Contributed by Daiki Ueno.

* New interface, struct nettle_mac, for MAC (message
  authentication code) algorithms. This abstraction is only
  for MACs that don't require a per-message nonce. For HMAC,
  the key size is fixed, and equal the digest size of the
  underlying hash function.

Bug fixes:

* Fix bug in cfb8_decrypt. Previously, the IV was not updated
  correctly in the case of input data shorter than the block
  size. Reported by Stephan Mueller, fixed by Daiki Ueno.

* Fix configure check for __builtin_bswap64, the incorrect
  check would result in link errors on platforms missing this
  function. Patch contributed by George Koehler.

* All use of old-fashioned suffix rules in the Makefiles have
  been replaced with %-pattern rules. Nettle's use of suffix
  rules in earlier versions depended on undocumented GNU make
  behavior, which is being deprecated in GNU make 4.3.

  Building with other make programs than GNU make is untested
  and unsupported. (Building with BSD make or Solaris make
  used to work years ago, but has not been tested recently).

Interface changes:

* Declarations of internal poly1305.h functions have been
  removed from the header file poly1305.h, to make it clear
  that they are not part of the advertised API or ABI.


* Building the public key support of nettle now requires GMP
  version 6.1.0 or later (unless --enable-mini-gmp is used).

* A fair amount of changes to ECC internals, with a few
  deleted and a few new fields in the internal struct
  ecc_curve. Files and functions have been renamed to more
  consistently match the curve name, e.g., ecc-256.c has been
  renamed to ecc-secp256r1.c.

* Documentation for chacha-poly1305 updated. It is no longer
  experimental. The implementation was updated to follow RFC
  8439 in Nettle-3.1, but that was not documented or announced
  at the time.

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nettle: update to 3.5.1.

NEWS for the Nettle 3.5.1 release

	The Nettle-3.5.1 corrects a packaging mistake in Nettle-3.5.
	The new directory x86_64/sha_ni were missing in the tar file,
	breaking x86_64 builds with --enable-fat, and producing worse
	performance than promised for builds with --enable-x86-sha-ni.
	Also a few unused in-progress assembly files were accidentally
	included in the tar file.

	These problems are corrected in Nettle-3.5.1. There are no
	other changes, and also the library version numbers are

NEWS for the Nettle 3.5 release

	This release adds a couple of new features and optimizations,
	and deletes or deprecates a few obsolete features. It is *not*
	binary (ABI) compatible with earlier versions. Except for
	deprecations listed below, it is intended to be fully
	source-level (API) compatible with Nettle-3.4.1.

	The shared library names are and, with sonames and

	Changes in behavior:

	* Nettle's gcm_crypt will now call the underlying block cipher
	  to process more than one block at a time. This is not a
	  change to the documented behavior, but unfortunately breaks
	  assumptions accidentally made in GnuTLS, up to and including
	  version 3.6.1.

	New features:

	* Support for CFB8 (Cipher Feedback Mode, processing a single
	  octet per block cipher operation), contributed by Dmitry

	* Support for CMAC (RFC 4493), contributed by Nikos

	* Support for XTS mode, contributed by Simo Sorce.


	* Improved performance of the x86_64 AES implementation using
	  the aesni instructions. Gives a large speedup for operations
	  processing multiple blocks at a time (including CTR mode,
	  GCM mode, and CBC decrypt, but *not* CBC encrypt).

	* Improved performance for CTR mode, for the common case of
	  16-byte block size. Pass more data at a time to underlying
	  block cipher, and fill the counter blocks more efficiently.
	  Extension to also handle GCM mode efficiently contributed
	  by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.

	* New x86_64 implementation of sha1 and sha256, for processors
	  supporting the sha_ni instructions. Speedup of 3-5 times on
	  affected processors.

	* Improved parameters for the precomputation of tables used
	  for ecc signatures. Roughly 10%-15% speedup of the ecdsa
	  sign operation using the secp_256r1, secp_384r1 and
	  secp_521r1 curves, and 25% speedup of ed25519 sign
	  operation, benchmarked on x86_64. Table sizes unchanged,
	  around 16 KB per curve.

	* In ARM fat builds, automatically select Neon implementation
	  of Chacha, where possible. Contributed by Yuriy M.

	Deleted features:

	* The header file des-compat.h and everything declared therein
	  has been deleted, as announced earlier. This file provided a
	  subset of the old libdes/ssleay/openssl interface for DES
	  and triple-DES. DES is still supported, via the functions
	  declared in des.h.

	* Functions using the old struct aes_ctx have been marked as
	  deprecated. Use the fixed key size interface instead, e.g.,
	  struct aes256_ctx, introduced in Nettle-3.0.

	* The header file nettle-stdint.h, and corresponding autoconf
	  tests, have been deleted. Nettle now requires that the
	  compiler/libc provides <stdint.h>.


	* Support for big-endian ARM systems, contributed by Michael

	* The programs aesdata, desdata, twofishdata, shadata and
	  gcmdata are no longer built by default. Makefile
	  improvements contributed by Jay Foad.

	* The "example" program examples/eratosthenes.c has been

	* The contents of hash context structs, and the deprecated
	  aes_ctx struct, have been reorganized, to enable later

	The shared library names are and

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nettle: update to 3.4.

NEWS for the Nettle 3.4 release

	This release fixes bugs and adds a few new features. It also
	addresses an ABI compatibility issue affecting Nettle-3.1 and
	later, see below.

	Bug fixes:

	* Fixed an improper use of GMP mpn_mul, breaking curve2559 and
	  eddsa on certain platforms. Reported by Sergei Trofimovich.

	* Fixed memory leak when handling invalid signatures in
	  ecdsa_verify. Fix contributed by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.

	* Fix compilation error with --enable-fat om ARM. Fix
	  contributed by Andreas Schneider.

	* Reorganized the way certain data items are made available.

	  Short version: Nettle header files now define the symbols
	  nettle_hashes, nettle_ciphers, and nettle_aeads, as
	  preprocessor macros invoking a corresponding accessor
	  function. For backwards ABI compatibility, the symbols are
	  still present in the compiled libraries, and with the same
	  sizes as in nettle-3.3.

	New features:

	* Support for RSA-PSS signatures, contributed by Daiki Ueno.

	* Support for the HKDF key derivation function, defined by RFC
	  5869. Contributed by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.

	* Support for the Cipher Feedback Mode (CFB), contributed by
	  Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov.

	* New accessor functions: nettle_get_hashes,
	  nettle_get_ciphers, nettle_get_aeads, nettle_get_secp_192r1,
	  nettle_get_secp_224r1, nettle_get_secp_256r1,
	  nettle_get_secp_384r1, nettle_get_secp_521r1.

	  For source-level compatibility with future versions,
	  applications are encouraged to migrate to using these
	  functions instead of referring to the corresponding data
	  items directly.


	* The base16 and base64 functions now use the type char * for
	  ascii data, rather than uint8_t *. This eliminates the last
	  pointer-signedness warnings when building Nettle. This is a
	  minor API change, and applications may need to be adjusted,
	  but the ABI is unaffected on all platforms I'm aware of.

	* The contents of the header file nettle/version.h is now
	  architecture independent, except in --enable-mini-gmp

	ABI issue:

	  Since the breakage was a bit subtle, let me document it
	  here. The nettle and hogweed libraries export a couple of
	  data symbols, and for some of these, the size was never
	  intended to be part of the ABI. E.g.,

	    extern const struct nettle_hash * const nettle_hashes[];

	  which is an NULL-terminated array.

	  It turns out the sizes nevertheless may leak into the ABI, and
	  that increasing the sizes can break old executables linked
	  with a newer version of the library.

	  When linking a classic non-PIE executable with a shared
	  library, we get ELF relocations of type R_X86_64_COPY for
	  references to data items. These mean that the linker allocates
	  space for the data item in the data segment of executable, at
	  a fixed address determined at link-time, and with size
	  extracted from the version of the .so-file seen when linking.

	  At load time, the run time linker then copies the contents of
	  the symbol from the .so file to that location, and uses the
	  copy instead of the version loaded with the .so-file. And if
	  the data item in the .so file used at load time is larger than
	  the data item seen at link time, it is silently truncated in
	  the process.

	  So when SHA3 hashes were was added to the nettle_hashes array
	  in the nettle-3.3 release, this way of linking produces a
	  truncated array at load time, no longer NULL-terminated.

	  We will get similar problems for planned extensions of the
	  internal struct ecc_curve, and exported data items like

	    extern const struct ecc_curve nettle_secp_256r1;

	  where the ecc_curve struct is only forward declared in the
	  public headers. To prepare, applications should migrate to
	  using the new function nettle_get_secp_256r1, and similarly
	  for the other curves.

	  In some future version, the plan is to add a leading
	  underscore to the name of the actual data items. E.g.,
	  nettle_hashes --> _nettle_hashes, breaking the ABI, while
	  keeping the nettle_get_hashes function and the nettle_hashes
	  macro as the supported ways to access it. We will also
	  rename nettle_secp_256r1 --> _nettle_secp_256r1, breaking
	  both ABI and API.

	  Note that data items like nettle_sha256 are *not* affected,
	  since the size and layout of this struct is considered part
	  of the ABI, and R_X86_64_COPY-relocations then work fine.

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Updated nettle to 3.3.

NEWS for the Nettle 3.3 release

	This release fixes a couple of bugs, and improves resistance
	to side-channel attacks on RSA and DSA private key operations.

	Changes in behavoir:

	* Invalid private RSA keys, with an even modulo, are now
	  rejected by rsa_private_key_prepare. (Earlier versions
	  allowed such keys, even if results of using them were bogus).

	  Nettle applications are required to call
	  rsa_private_key_prepare and check the return value, before
	  using any other RSA private key functions; failing to do so
	  may result in crashes for invalid private keys. As a
	  workaround for versions of Gnutls which don't use
	  rsa_private_key_prepare, additional checks for even moduli
	  are added to the rsa_*_tr functions which are used by all
	  recent versions of Gnutls.

	* Ignore bit 255 of the x coordinate of the input point to
	  curve25519_mul, as required by RFC 7748. To differentiate at
	  compile time, curve25519.h defines the constant


	* RSA and DSA now use side-channel silent modular
	  exponentiation, to defend against attacks on the private key
	  from evil processes sharing the same processor cache. This
	  attack scenario is of particular relevance when running an
	  HTTPS server on a virtual machine, where you don't know who
	  you share the cache hardware with.

	  (Private key operations on elliptic curves were already
	  side-channel silent).

	Bug fixes:

	* Fix sexp-conv crashes on invalid input. Reported by Hanno

	* Fix out-of-bounds read in des_weak_p. Fixed by Nikos

	* Fix a couple of formally undefined shift operations,
	  reported by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.

	* Fix compilation with c89. Reported by Henrik Grubbström.

	New features:

	* New function memeql_sec, for side-channel silent comparison
	  of two memory areas.


	* Building the public key support of nettle now requires GMP
	  version 5.0 or later (unless --enable-mini-gmp is used).

	* Filenames of windows DLL libraries now include major number
	  only. So the dll names change at the same time as the
	  corresponding soname on ELF platforms. Fixed by Nikos

	* Eliminate most pointer-signedness warnings. In the process,
	  the strings representing expression type for sexp_interator
	  functions were changed from const uint8_t * to const char *.
	  These functions are undocumented, and it doesn't change the
	  ABI on any platform I'm aware of.

	The shared library names are and, with sonames still and It is intended to be fully binary compatible
	with nettle-3.1.

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Update to 3.1.1, now that gnutls is fixed to build with it.

NEWS for the Nettle 3.1.1 release

	This release fixes a couple of non-critical bugs.

	Bug fixes:

	* By accident, nettle-3.1 disabled the assembly code for the
	  secp_224r1 and secp_521r1 elliptic curves on all x86_64
	  configurations, making signature operations on those curves
	  10%-30% slower. This code is now re-enabled.

	* The x86_64 assembly implementation of gcm hashing has been
          fixed to work with the Sun/Oracle assembler.

	The shared library names are and, with sonames still and It is intended to be fully binary compatible
	with nettle-3.1.

NEWS for the Nettle 3.1 release

	This release adds a couple of new features.

	The library is mostly source-level compatible with nettle-3.0.
	It is however not binary compatible, due to the introduction
	of versioned symbols, and extensions to the base64 context
	structs. The shared library names are and, with sonames and

	Bug fixes:

	* Fixed a missing include of <limits.h>, which made the
	  camellia implementation fail on all 64-bit non-x86

	* Eliminate out-of-bounds reads in the C implementation of
	  memxor (related to valgrind's --partial-loads-ok flag).

	Interface changes:

	* Declarations of many internal functions are moved from ecc.h
	  to ecc-internal.h. The functions are undocumented, and
	  luckily they're apparently also unused by applications, so I
	  don't expect any problems from this change.

	New features:

	* Support for curve25519 and for EdDSA25519 signatures.

	* Support for "fat builds" on x86_64 and arm, where the
	  implementation of certain functions is selected at run-time
	  depending on available cpu features. Configure with
	  --enable-fat to try this out. If it turns out to work well
	  enough, it will likely be enabled by default in later

	* Support for building the hogweed library (public key
	  support) using "mini-gmp", a small but slower implementation
	  of a subset of the GMP interfaces. Note that builds using
	  mini-gmp are *not* binary compatible with regular builds,
	  and more likely to leak side-channel information.

	  One intended use-case is for small embedded applications
	  which need to verify digital signatures.

	* The shared libraries are now built with versioned symbols.
	  Should reduce problems in case a program links explicitly to
	  nettle and/or hogweed, and to gnutls, and the program and
	  gnutls expect different versions.

	* Support for "URL-safe" base64 encoding and decoding, as
          specified in RFC 4648. Contributed by Amos Jeffries.


	* New x86_64 implementation of AES, using the "aesni"
	  instructions. Autodetected in fat builds. In non-fat builds,
	  it has to be enabled explicitly with --enable-x86-aesni.

	Build system:

	* Use the same object files for both static and shared
	  libraries. This eliminates the *.po object files which were
	  confusing to some tools (as well as humans). Like before,
	  PIC code is used by default; to build a non-pic static
	  library, configure with --disable-pic --disable-shared.


	* Made type-checking hack in CBC_ENCRYPT and similar macros
	  stricter, to generate warnings if they are used with
	  functions which have a length argument smaller than size_t.

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NEWS for the 2.7 release

        This release includes an implementation of elliptic curve
        cryptography (ECC) and optimizations for the ARM architecture.
        This work was done at the offices of South Pole AB, and
        generously funded by the .SE Internet Fund.

        Bug fixes:

        * Fixed a bug in the buffer handling for incremental SHA3
          hashing, with a possible buffer overflow. Patch by Edgar
          E. Iglesias.

        New features:

        * Support for ECDSA signatures. Elliptic curve operations over
          the following curves: secp192r1, secp224r1, secp256r1,
          secp384r1 and secp521r1, including x86_64 and ARM assembly
          for the most important primitives.

        * Support for UMAC, including x86_64 and ARM assembly.

        * Support for 12-round salsa20, "salsa20r12", as specified by
          eSTREAM. Contributed by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos.


        * ARM assembly code for several additional algorithms,
          including AES, Salsa20, and the SHA family of hash

        * x86_64 assembly for SHA256, SHA512, and SHA3. (SHA3 assembly
          was included in the 2.6 release, but disabled due to poor
          performance on some AMD processors. Hopefully, that
          performance problem is fixed now).

        The ARM code was tested and benchmarked on Cortex-A9. Some of
        the functions use "neon" instructions. The configure script
        decides if neon instructions can be used, and the command line
        options --enable-arm-neon and --disable-arm-neon can be used
        to override its choice. Feedback appreciated.

        The libraries are intended to be binary compatible with
        nettle-2.2 and later. The shared library names are and, with sonames still and

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update to 2.6
-support for PKCS #5 PBKDF2, SHA3, GOST R 34.11-94
-minor improvements

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Update to 2.4:

NEWS for the 2.4 release

	This is a bugfix release only. It turned out ripemd160 in the
	2.3 release was broken on all big-endian systems, due to a
	missing include of config.h. nettle-2.4 fixes this.

	The library is intended to be binary compatible with
	nettle-2.2 and nettle-2.3. The shared library names are and, with sonames still and

NEWS for the 2.3 release

	* Support for the ripemd-160 hash function.

	* Generates and installs nettle.pc and hogweed.pc files, for
          use with pkg-config. Feedback appreciated. For projects
          using autoconf, the traditional non-pkg-config ways of
          detecting libraries, and setting LIBS and LDFLAGS, is still

	* Fixed a bug which made the testsuite fail in the GCM test on
	  certain platforms. Should not affect any documented features
	  of the library.

	* Reorganization of the code for the various Merkle-Damg
	  hash functions. Some fields in the context structs for md4,
	  md5 and sha1 have been renamed, for consistency.
	  Applications should not peek inside these structs, and the
	  ABI is unchanged.

	* In the manual, fixed mis-placed const in certain function

	The library is intended to be binary compatible with
	nettle-2.2. The shared library names are and, with sonames still and

Revision 1.2 / (download) - annotate - [select for diffs], Mon Aug 22 15:09:21 2011 UTC (9 years, 7 months ago) by wiz
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Update to 2.2. Update LICENSE (see below).

NEWS for the 2.2 release

	Licensing change:

	* Relicensed as LGPL v2.1 or later (user's option).

	* Replaced blowfish and serpent implementation. New code is
          based on the LGPLed code in libgcrypt.

	New features:

	* Support for Galois/Counter Mode (GCM).

	* New interface for enumerating (most) available algorithms,
	  contributed by Daniel Kahn Gillmor.

	* New tool nettle-hash. Can generate hash digests using any
	  supported hash function, with output compatible with md5sum
	  and friends from GNU coreutils. Checking (like md5sum -c)
	  not yet implemented.

	Bug fixes:

	* The old serpent code had a byte order bug (introduced by
	  yours truly about ten years ago). New serpent implementation
	  does not interoperate with earlier versions of nettle.

	* Fixed ABI-dependent libdir default for Linux-based systems
	  which do not follow the Linux File Hierarchy Standard, e.g.,
	  Debian GNU/Linux.


	* x86_64 implemention of serpent.

	* x86_64 implemention of camellia.

	* Optimized memxor using word rather than byte operations.
          Both generic C and x86_64 assembler.

	* Eliminated a memcpy for in-place CBC decrypt.


	* In command line tools, no longer support -? for requesting
          help, since using it without shell quoting is a dangerous
          habit. Use long option --help instead.

	The shared library names are and, with sonames and

Revision / (download) - annotate - [select for diffs] (vendor branch), Tue Apr 26 08:59:33 2011 UTC (9 years, 11 months ago) by adam
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Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in more
or less any context: In crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages
(C++, Python, Pike, ...), in applications like LSH or GNUPG, or even in
kernel space. In most contexts, you need more than the basic
cryptographic algorithms, you also need some way to keep track of available
algorithms, their properties and variants. You often have some algorithm
selection process, often dictated by a protocol you want to implement.

And as the requirements of applications differ in subtle and not so
subtle ways, an API that fits one application well can be a pain to use
in a different context. And that is why there are so many different
cryptographic libraries around.

Nettle tries to avoid this problem by doing one thing, the low-level
crypto stuff, and providing a simple but general interface to it.
In particular, Nettle doesn't do algorithm selection. It doesn't do
memory allocation. It doesn't do any I/O.

The idea is that one can build several application and context specific
interfaces on top of Nettle, and share the code, test cases, benchmarks,
documentation, etc. Examples are the Nettle module for the Pike
language, and LSH, which both use an object-oriented abstraction on top
of the library.

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