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Re: Another update of GNU TLS bindings

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Another update of GNU TLS bindings
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 18:36:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I am wondering if there is any way of generalizing the C code
> so that it is not specific to GNUTLS or to encryption, and putting
> all encryption-specific code into Lisp.

XEmacs has a "Foreign Function Interface" that allows loading shared
objects dynamically and creating lisp API to the C functions.
However, the integration with Lisp_Process (same Lisp functions to
read and write to processes) seems difficult to achieve with that

There might even be patches for Emacs to achieve this, I remember
discussions about this feature during early Emacs 20.x but nothing
came out of it.

> This would eliminate some legal issues for those who redistribute
> Emacs in or from the US.

Are these real concerns?  As far as I understand, the laws regarding
crypto export and free software has been lifted.  Other free software
projects seem to use crypto as well (e.g., GNU Wget that links with
OpenSSL which isn't GPL, but usually considered a "system library").

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