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Re: Emacs core TLS support

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Emacs core TLS support
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:54:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (Mac OS X 10.6.4)

On 2010-08-13 00:00 +0100, Ted Zlatanov wrote:
> I posted a revised version of the patch on the gnutls-devel mailing
> list and asked for help there:
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/4430
> (note there's a minor revision of the patch posted today at
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.encryption.gpg.gnutls.devel/4442)
> Simon Josefsson is active on that list but doesn't seem interested in
> further supporting that patch.  So it's up to the Emacs developers to
> take this on.
> The patch is far from done but at least all the wrapper code is written
> and it has no issues AFAIK.  All that remains is for someone with good C
> knowledge to look through process.c and process.h and adjust the API
> calls appropriately.  Unfortunately I haven't done C in a long time and
> don't know the Emacs internals well, so it's really inefficient for me
> to dig through it.
> I'm attaching the latest patch here for completeness.

As a user, I think such feature would be very nice to have.

BTW, I remembered seeing rms OK the ffi feature. I wonder if there's a
plan for this. It would open up a new world of applications for emacs.
For example, at the moment emacs lacks a (good) English grammar checker.

> Ted


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