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A million monkeys operating under the pseudonym
"Ron Rivest <email@example.com>" typed:
> Is there a better name than "auth"?? This is a made-up word, or an
> abbreviation for "authorization". In line with using English words
> whenever possible as object types, I think we should try to find
> a better name.
> Here are some that occurred to me:
I vote for "assert". It has the least connotations, and can be
used equally for "this certificate asserts that Mary is a hot
babe" and "this certificate asserts that key X may remotely log
in to cybercash.com".
So the specific meaning depends on the verb ("is" or "may"), but
both are served well by "assert", I believe.
I am not a cypherpunk. NOT speaking for DigiCash or any other
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- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron Rivest)