The digest-kangarootwelve gem is an implementation of KangarooTwelve for Ruby that works on top of Digest::Base.

It allows hashing with different digest lengths and different customization strings.

See http://kangarootwelve.org/ to know more about the hashing algorithm.

The core implementation was extracted/generated from the KCP (https://github.com/gvanas/KeccakCodePackage).

KCP provides implementations on many target platforms. This gem used to only have the compact implementation, but it now has adopted all of them.

The available implementation targets are armv6m, armv7a, armv7m, armv8a, asmx86-64, asmx86-64shld, avr8, bulldozer, compact, generic32, generic32lc, generic64, generic64lc, haswell, nehalem, reference, reference32bits, sandybridge, and skylakex, with compact being the default.

Instructions on how to select a target is written below.


Add this line to the application's Gemfile:

gem 'digest-kangarootwelve'

And then execute:

$ bundle

It can also be installed manually with:

$ gem install digest-kangarootwelve

To install with a different platform target, use --with-target. Example:

$ gem install digest-kangarootwelve -- --with-target=sandybridge

It's a good idea to test the gem when using a different target platform other than default as some platforms are not yet tested, and behavior of optimized code can vary on different machines or compilers. This can be done by running the following command. Replace VERSION with the installed gem's version.

$ ( cd "$(ruby -e 'puts Gem.dir')"/gems/digest-kangarootwelve-VERSION && bundle && rake test )

The library can also be installed in Gentoo system-wide using 'layman':

# Fetch remote list of overlays, and add 'konsolebox' overlay
layman -f && layman -a konsolebox

# Unmask unstable keyword
echo 'dev-ruby/digest-kangarootwelve' > /etc/portage/package.keywords/dev-ruby.digest-kangarootwelve

# Merge package
emerge dev-ruby/digest-kangarootwelve

Example Usage

=> "\xAB\x17O2\x8CU\xA5Q\v\v \x97\x91\xBF\x8B`\xE8\x01\xA7\xCF\xC2\xAAB\x04-\xCB\x8FT\x7F\xBE:}"

=> "ab174f328c55a5510b0b209791bf8b60e801a7cfc2aa42042dcb8f547fbe3a7d"

=> "ab174f328c55a5510b0b209791bf8b60e801a7cfc2aa42042dcb8f547fbe3a7d"

Digest::KangarooTwelve.implement(name: "SecretHash", digest_length: 32, customization: "secret")
=> Digest::SecretHash

Digest::KangarooTwelve.implement(n: "SecretHash", d: 32, c: "secret")
=> Digest::SecretHash

=> "dc1fd53f85402e2b34fa92bd87593dd9c3fe6cc49d9db6c05dc0cf26c6a7e03f"

=> Digest::KangarooTwelve_64


The implementation classes produced by [], default or implement can be used just like any other implementation class in Digest (like Digest::SHA1 or Digest::SHA512), since the implementation classes are based on Digest::Base.

For details on how to use these methods, please examine the comments in ext/digest/kangarootwelve/ext.c, or run ri with ri 'Digest::KangarooTwelve', or ri 'Digest::KangarooTwelve::<method_name>'.

API Documentation

RubyGems.org also provides autogenerated API documentation of the library in https://www.rubydoc.info/gems/digest-kangarootwelve/.

Github Page


RubyGems.org Page



  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/konsolebox/digest-kangarootwelve-ruby/fork ).
  2. Create feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature).
  3. Commit changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature').
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature).
  5. Create a new Pull Request.

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