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Sick, evil, twisted and wrong.

I just finished optimizing an RC4 cryptographic algorithm... implemented in TCL.

Let me put this in perspective: imagine designing a Lambourghini Countach sports car, then building it out of parts from a Yugo, and putting a lawnmower engine in it.

Written in C, the RC4 algorithm is known for it's high speed, able to process tens of megabytes per second of data. After hours of careful optimizing, the TCL implementation just manages to eke out 37 Kilobytes per second of data.

Still, it should be useful for Trebuchet.

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 12th, 2001 05:29 am (UTC)
Sharing Pain
I feel your suffering. =)

We've just finished uploading and distrubuting a DOS 6.0 program to act as the accounting program. We just desecrated 1200 P3 750's. It seems so... well....

Sigh. I have to go and wash now.

M. Malkar
redturtle
Apr. 12th, 2001 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Sharing Pain
Thats worse than trying to use Visual Source Safe as a professional source control system for an entire software development dept. - but not by much....

My sympathies

RY
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