Perl crypt()

Jason Pyeron jason at
Wed Aug 13 10:38:02 UTC 2003

well you could look at the perl source, but why dont you just use perl?

for that fact, how about an xml import directly?

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Tobias Burnus wrote:

> Hi,
> The problem is that according to
> IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition,
> "The crypt() function is a string encoding function. The algorithm is
> implementation-defined. [...] The values returned by this function [crypt]
> need not be portable among XSI-conformant systems."
> (version 2:
> But de-facto are the hashes compatible between different unix systems.

yes, but one could standardize on the Perl implementation.

> I can't find a good implementation reference, but you might want to try
> as a pointer.

see my Perl crypt() code pasting (java src) posting.

Jason Pyeron

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