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Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:51:16 -0800
From: Andy Lutomirski <>
To: discussions <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] escrypt 0.3.1

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
>         Issues and future work.
> I am not happy about the complexity.  Clearly, when supporting classic
> scrypt and more, complexity is higher than scrypt's.  Is this worth
> keeping, or should we drop support for computing classic scrypt hashes
> in order to let us simplify things somewhat?

I'm not convinced that this is very useful.  I don't think that there
are all that many scrypt users out there, any most would probably be
happy just using an scrypt library and a PHC-winner library.
Litecoin, for example, will never upgrade :)

There's another benefit to dropping compatibility: it will discourage
people from using scrypt-compatible mode in new applications.

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