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Re: NaCl support for Emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: NaCl support for Emacs
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:30:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>>> 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
>   utility
> - general ELisp storage of secret data

I don't think Emacs should reinvent every wheel.  GPG does this job well
and using it means that those files can be decrypted without Emacs.

I'm sure there are cases where doing the encryption in Emacs can make
sense, but I'd first like to see actual code (aka "hard evidence").


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