[Haskell-cafe] cryptography in haskell

Patrick Mylund Nielsen haskell at patrickmylund.com
Sun Feb 8 01:01:29 UTC 2015

On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 6:54 PM, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:

> On 07/02/15 18:53, Patrick Mylund Nielsen wrote:
> > (Another small issue is that it's not easy to erase something, e.g. a
> > private key, from memory in Haskell, so they may stick around for some
> > time. This isn't a big deal as long as your application's memory isn't
> > swapped to disk.)
> https://hackage.haskell.org/package/securemem

Now consider how you'd construct and use a SecureMem without copying your
secret all over memory. Again, not a big issue, but it's trickier in
garbage-collected languages.
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