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Re: NaCl support for Emacs

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: NaCl support for Emacs
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:06:14 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:23:22 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> Many places in the Emacs core (C and ELisp) could use a fast easy
>> encryption library for arbitrary data that supports public and
>> secret-key encryption, in addition to EPA/EPG that
>> I already mentioned.

SM> Could be.  There's no hard evidence for it yet.

I listed three places I think could use it, how much harder does the
evidence have to be?

- auth-source's cache of file contents

- EPA/EPG or something like it that does not rely on the external GPG

- general ELisp storage of secret data

You may disagree with these, but we've had discussions over the years of
each of them and at least some people agreed with me that those would be

>> I don't know how much work it would be to adapt NaCl through a custom
>> dynamic library or if it's better to make it part of the Emacs C tree.

SM> I don't want such a thing in the Emacs C tree.

Understood, and as I said libnettle is a better fit as it's already
brought in by GnuTLS.


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