Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support

"Neal H. Walfield" <> Wed, 27 March 2019 10:57 UTC

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Hi Andre,

On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:53:58 +0100,
Andre Heinecke wrote:
> * I don't want to use unstandardized compression only because you do not want 
> to implement compression in sequoia.

For the record, Sequoia implements all three compression algorithms
that 4880 specifies.  Also, I don't think Justus suggested that we
remove compression from 4880bis, because we don't want to implement it
in Sequoia, but due to a number of security-centric reasons.  I
welcome constructive criticisms.

> Here is where annoyed rambling about unproductive suggestions starts:

Calling Justus's suggestion "unproductive" is an insult.  If it is so
obviously wrong, then it should be easy to provide a short, convincing
response that ends the discussion.  Unless you think that Justus is a
troll.  In that case, please don't feed the trolls.

I've tried to act in good faith, and appeal solely to technical
arguments.  I hope that we can all work towards this, at least on this