[openpgp] patch for EdDSA key packet formats

Taylor R Campbell <campbell+ietf-openpgp@mumble.net> Wed, 11 January 2017 14:37 UTC

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Subject: [openpgp] patch for EdDSA key packet formats
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The current text describing the EdDSA secret key packet format is
wrong (it is not used as a scalar at all), and the text describing the
public key packet format is confusing (can't find the notation Q
anywhere, and it matches neither the EdDSA papers nor the CFRG EdDSA
draft).  The attached patch to rfc4880bis.git fixes both.