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Re: creating unibyte strings

From: Elias Mårtenson
Subject: Re: creating unibyte strings
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:23:48 +0800

On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 at 11:41, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
I guess I was asking why is this done in Lisp, not in C.  The
decrypted stuff is human-readable text, is it not?  Then why would a
Lisp program want to see the encrypted byte array?

No, it's not. This is called from the backend protocol implementation of IMAP, for example. When Gnus wants to load a mailbox, it calls the IMAP code (Elisp) which then calls into GSSAPI to perform the decryption of the underlying packets.


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