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Re: encrypt.el

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: encrypt.el
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 21:41:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Ted Zlatanov" <address@hidden> writes:

> encrypt.el should be general-purpose enough that it can be outside
> Gnus itself.  I would like it to be part of Emacs, not just Gnus,
> because encryption is important to users and Emacs doesn't come with
> much built-in for handling encryption.  I'm attaching a copy, the same
> (as of now) as the one in the Gnus CVS HEAD.  Can anyone comment on
> the likelihood of inclusion in Emacs?

For the emacs-devel audience, it may be useful to highlight one
potentially controversial aspect of it:

It is a wrapper around ENCRYPTION code.

As far as I recall, RMS said that encryption code is OK now, that's
why tls.el and starttls.el eventually was added to Emacs.

I support including it.

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