mbedtls 0.0.8

Partial/future CFFI to the awesome mbed TLS

Released 2017-10-11.

To install, run:

haxelib install mbedtls 0.0.8

See using Haxelib in Haxelib documentation for more information.

Current version0.0.8
StatisticsInstalled 6 times
Tags neko



Partial/future CFFI for Haxe/Neko to the awesome mbed TLS (or, for now, fast hash functions for Haxe/Neko)


When possible, the Haxe APIs follow existing std counterparts, so that the library can be a simple to adopt performance upgrade.

Eventually, more efficient and/or lower-level APIs will be provided as well.

// Test.hx
class Test {
    static function main()
        var fox = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog";
# test.hxml
-lib mbedtls
-main Test
-neko test.n


Work is ongoing...

CFFI coverage:

  • [x] crypto hash functions: SHA2 family (SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512)
  • [x] other/older hash functions: MD5, SHA1
  • [ ] and more

Build/package coverage:

  • [x] Linux x86/x86-64
  • [ ] Windows (under development/help wanted)
  • [ ] Mac (help wanted)
  • [ ] iOS ARM (help wanted)
  • [ ] Linux ARM

Target coverage:

  • [x] Neko
  • [ ] C++/Hxcpp (help wanted)

Original motivation

To give a very substancial performance boost for modules running on Tora and computing a lot of hashes (password hashing, file deduplication/identification, etc.).

Even with CFFI overhead and badly implementated I/O, performance is now much closer to the <hash>sum utilities from coreutils.

screenshot from 2017-10-11 15-55-07