[plt-dev] md5 with a string input

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Dec 20 09:11:22 EST 2009

My guess is that the algorithm is defined on C characters, not UTF8,
so it is most "natural" for it to accept bytes.


On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> Does anyone remember any particular reason that `md5' doesn't work on
> strings?
> (The only thing I can think of is very weak: expecting a string input
> to make it return a string result.)
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