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bug#17839: 24.4.50; read-passwd echoes password input in non-interactive


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#17839: 24.4.50; read-passwd echoes password input in non-interactive sessions
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:15:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> I installed a temporary fix, to allow the build to succeed, but it
> means that currently `read-hide-char' is a no-op on MS-Windows.  Stay
> tuned.

Not fully a no-op. As side effect, you could apply your own hiding
character even in interactive mode. ?* instead of ?. as you like ...

> Btw, I think it's a mistake to expose termios bowels of struct
> emacs_tty in minibuf.c.  I think we should move that code to a
> separate function in sysdep.c, which will be called from minibuf.c.

... as I have proposed the other message as well. I will work on this;
unfortunately too much pressure on work these days. It might take some
days.

Best regards, Michael.





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