Commit 87b803d3 authored by Jesper Louis Andersen's avatar Jesper Louis Andersen
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Documentation, documentation, documentation.

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Also, while the standard `crypto` bindings in Erlang does a great job at providing cryptographic primitives, these are based on OpenSSL, which is known to be highly problematic in many ways. It is not as easy to use the OpenSSL library correctly as it is with these bindings. Rather than providing a low-level cipher suite, NaCl provides intermediate level primitives constructed as to protect the user against typical low-level cryptographic gotchas and problems.
# Testing
Every primitive has been stress-tested through the use of Erlang QuickCheck with both *positive* and *negative* testing. This has been used to check against memory leaks as well as correct invocation. Please report any error so we can extend the test cases to include a randomized test which captures the problem so we generically catch every problem in a given class of errors.
Positive and negative testing refers to Type I and Type II errors in statistical testing. This means false positives—given a *valid* input the function rejects it; as well as false negatives—given an *invalid* input the functions fails to reject that input.
# Overview
The NaCl cryptographic library provides a number of different cryptographic primitives. In the following, we split up the different generic primitives and explain them briefly.
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