phalanx computes a digest of many buffers simultaneously, and produces a combined hash of them all. It is an initiative to provide a fast, simple, and portable alternative method to compute a checksum in a parallel fashion. It has options for I/O buffer size, hash width, number of threads, and more. It can be run single-threadedly for performance comparisons. It can check files against previously-saved sums, like "MD5sum" does. It also has a "demo" mode, to ascertain accurate operation. It is intended to be useful on large files and multicore/multiprocessor/multithreaded environments.
lihata is a compact textual language which can represent a tree of lists, hashes, and tables. The syntax tries to be minimal and flexible to allow formatting a lihata file to fit the context it represents. The source release contains an event and DoM parser and helper functions for maintaining lihata trees. lihata is a convenient language for both simple and complex configuration files and text representation of data files.