Updated 2014-05-21 22:55:24 by RLE

md5pure, by Don Libes, is a Tcl extension that computes an md5 message digest or hmac. md5pure uses only core Tcl commands and therefore requires no compilation.

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Can anyone discuss the differences between md5pure and tcllib's md5?

PT: tcllib's md5 version 1 package is the same as md5pure. The newer version ([package require md5 2]) has been rewritten to support hashing a message in parts which the previous version could not deal with. For example,
set hash [md5::MD5Init]
md5::MD5Update $hash $data
md5::MD5Update $hash $moredata
set result [md5::MD5Final $hash]

This is equivalent to md5::md5 "${data}${moredata}" except that you do not need to concatenate all the data before hashing - quite important for large quantities of data.

Note the same technique may be used for md4 and RIPEMD and also the latest sha1.