Hash Functions

Jan Skibinski [email protected]
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 03:41:45 -0500 (EST)


On 12 Jan 2001, Steinitz, Dominic J wrote:

> I was thinking of using MD5 or SHA-1 for an application. 
> Is there a Haskell library that contains these or other hash algorithms
> that have a very low probability of giving clashes?
> 
> Dominic.

	http://www.numeric-quest.com/haskell/bridge/index.html
	contains interface to MD5 code in C via Greencard. There
	is a support for one function only (the only
	function I really needed for a certain CGI application)
		digest :: String -> String.
	It uses 'unsafePerformIO' but you could redesign it
	changing its signature to 
		digest :: String -> String IO
	or extend it to supply other functions you need.

	Jan