Re: On the classification of ciphers

On Mar 22, 11:59 pm, WTShaw <lure...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If modern ciphers represents a school of believers. that would be a
classification.  Historic can't mean prior to 1900 as so much use and
understanding of related matters came after that time as well.

Beliefs may be well founded or they may not. Note the so-called
fallen ciphers after big names were their principal reason to be
accepted. Like religion and politics, crypto needs doubters to keep
everything honest.