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pysha3 0.2

SHA-3 (Keccak) for Python 2.6 - 3.4

Latest Version: 0.3


sha3 wrapper (keccak) for Python. The package is a wrapper around the
optimized reference implementation from . Only
the optimizations for 32 and 64bit platforms are used. The optimized SSE and
ARM assembly variants are ignored for now.

The module is a standalone version of the SHA-3 implemention of Python 3.4
(currently under development).


>>> import sha3
>>> s = sha3.sha3_512()
>>> s.digest_size
>>> s.update(b"data")
>>> s.hexdigest()

The module contains the constructors sha3_228(), sha3_256(), sha3_384 and

hashlib monkeypatch

The sha3 module monkey patches the hashlib module:

>>> import hashlib
>>> s ="sha3_512")
Traceback (most recent call last):
ValueError: unsupported hash type sha3_512

>>> import sha3
>>> s ="sha3_512")
>>> s = hashlib.sha3_512()

Comments from sha3module header

The code is based on from 29 May 2012.

The reference implementation is altered in this points:
- C++ comments are converted to ANSI C comments.
- All functions and globals are declared static.
- The typedef for UINT64 is commented out.
- brg_endian.h is removed.
- KeccakF-1600-opt[32|64]-settings.h are commented out
- Some unused functions are commented out to silence compiler warnings.

In order to avoid name clashes with other software I have to declare all
Keccak functions and global data as static. The C code is directly
included into this file in order to access the static functions.

Keccak can be tuned with several paramenters. I try to explain all options
as far as I understand them. The reference implementation also contains
assembler code for ARM platforms (NEON instructions).


UseBebigokimisa, Unrolling

- Unrolling: loop unrolling (24, 12, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1)
- UseBebigokimisa: lane complementing

64bit platforms

Additional options:
UseSSE, UseOnlySIMD64, UseMMX, UseXOP, UseSHLD

Optimized instructions (disabled by default):
- UseSSE: use Stream SIMD extensions
o UseOnlySIMD64: limit to 64bit instructions, otherwise 128bit
o w/o UseOnlySIMD64: requires compiler agument -mssse3 or -mtune
- UseMMX: use 64bit MMX instructions
- UseXOP: use AMD's eXtended Operations (128bit SSE extension)

- Unrolling: default 24
- UseBebigokimisa: default 1

When neither UseSSE, UseMMX nor UseXOP is configured, ROL64 (rotate left
64) is implemented as:
- Windows: _rotl64()
- UseSHLD: use shld (shift left) asm optimization
- otherwise: shift and xor

UseBebigokimisa can't be used in combination with UseSSE, UseMMX or
UseXOP. UseOnlySIMD64 has no effect unless UseSSE is specified.

Tests have shown that UseSSE + UseOnlySIMD64 is about three to four
times SLOWER than UseBebigokimisa. UseSSE and UseMMX are about two times
slower. (tested by CH and AP)

32bit platforms

Additional options:
UseInterleaveTables, UseSchedule

- Unrolling: default 2
- UseBebigokimisa: default n/a
- UseSchedule: ???, (1, 2, 3; default 3)
- UseInterleaveTables: use two 64k lookup tables for (de)interleaving
default: n/a

- 3: no UseBebigokimisa, Unrolling must be 2
- 2 + 1: ???


pysha3 0.2

*Release date: 06-Oct-2012*

- Change directory struct to use the same directory layout as Python 3.4.

- Remove C++ comments from Keccak sources for ANSI C compatibility.

- Declare all Keccak functions and globals as static to avoid name clashes.

- Remove alias sha3() for sha3_512().

- Add block_size attribute. Keccak has a internal sponge size of 1600 bits.

- Release GIL around SHA3_update() calls.

- Monkey patch the hashlib module to support, e.g. hashlib.sha3_512() and"sha3_512")

- Release GIL around SHA3_update() when the data exceeds a certain size.

- Fix build on platforms with an unsigned 64bit integer type (uint64_t). The
module falls back to 32bit implementation of Keccak with interleave tables.

pysha3 0.1

*Release date: 04-Oct-2012*

- first release

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