Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] ChaCha inputs (#2171)

MikkelFJ <> Fri, 14 December 2018 00:25 UTC

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As a completely general note, I don't think it is right to change endianness of crypto wire formats. AES-GCM has a completely backwards neither little nor big endian encoding (byte and bit swapped so no platform wins) this remains so on the wire. Especially for HW processing this is significant. But little endian is also more performant on nearly all relevant platforms today so there is no need to go over board forcing big endian if it can be avoided without insulting RFC's.

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