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Re: getpass documentation

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: getpass documentation
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 14:36:25 +0200
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> > What's the reason that you mention "from /dev/tty (or stdin)"? Don't other
>> > implementations read from /dev/tty or stdin?
>> Without that part, I found to description to be somewhat ambiguous: it
>> could be interpreted as a function that returns a random password, not
>> one read from the user.  Do you think "from the user" is better?
> I think writing it in a way that does not force to repeat what the function
> does gets it shorter. Like this. I also went through a couple of systems to
> see what the limit actually is.

Many thanks!


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