inih VS libhydrogen

Compare inih vs libhydrogen and see what are their differences.


Simple .INI file parser in C, good for embedded systems (by benhoyt)


A lightweight, secure, easy-to-use crypto library suitable for constrained environments. (by jedisct1)
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inih libhydrogen
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4.1 2.1
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GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of inih. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning inih yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of libhydrogen. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing inih and libhydrogen you can also consider the following projects:

libsodium - A modern, portable, easy to use crypto library.

Tiny AES128 in C - Small portable AES128/192/256 in C

mbedcrypto - a portable, small, easy to use and fast c++14 library for cryptography.

OpenSSL - TLS/SSL and crypto library

Monocypher - An easy to use, easy to deploy crypto library

Crypto++ - free C++ class library of cryptographic schemes

s2n - An implementation of the TLS/SSL protocols

mbedTLS - An open source, portable, easy to use, readable and flexible TLS library, and reference implementation of the PSA Cryptography API.


LibTomCrypt - LibTomCrypt is a fairly comprehensive, modular and portable cryptographic toolkit that provides developers with a vast array of well known published block ciphers, one-way hash functions, chaining modes, pseudo-random number generators, public key cryptography and a plethora of other routines.

Bcrypt - Modern(-ish) password hashing for your software and your servers

Themis - Easy to use cryptographic framework for data protection: secure messaging with forward secrecy and secure data storage. Has unified APIs across 14 platforms.