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no-std tweetnacl

A rust api for using tweetnacl

5 unstable releases

0.4.0 Aug 23, 2020
0.2.1 Sep 29, 2017
0.2.0 Sep 29, 2017
0.1.2 Jan 19, 2017
0.1.0 Mar 19, 2016

#607 in Cryptography

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Used in sodalite



C 707 SLoC Rust 387 SLoC


An implementation of tweetnacl in pure rust. Originally generated by manually translating tweetnacl.c into rust. Tested by verifying outputs match those of tweetnacl.


  • provide additional APIs:
  • rather than take bare mutable references, use wrapper types around the refs to capture the underlying type (ie: prevent mixing keys between primitives)
  • add a buffer and/or "set-only" abstraction to prevent unsafety wrt uninitialized values (also should allow some internal optimization).
  • sodiumoxide style API that returns values rather than taking mutable refs
  • Use namespacing to separate different APIs and backend impls
  • start testing against sodiumoxide as well
  • Provide some of the API improvements from libsodium that are missing nacl (disjoint signatures, not requiring special extra space in buffers)


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