Is there any thoughts provided in supporting Cryptographic functions in Julia? I did not see any native crytographic API for Julia, hence wondered if there is any in the roadmap currently. The largest concern with Cryptography I have is related to the legal compliance and export concerns with countries where export restrictions apply. ECCN classification of the software need to be maintained in every release and how they are to be tracked in the long run.
Another option may be to use the platform level cryptographic capabilities only and not develop any new algorithm in the Julia base such that those can be used based on the availability of the APIs in the underlying platform. Export compliance may be easier as they are mere extension of what is there in the platform. That way any package using only those APIs may not have to individually worry about their export compliance needs. Moreover, FIPS compliance other such requirements may be obtained by reference to platform than specifically applying for it.
Please share your thoughts and experience around this.