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Re: [Patch] Avoid recording chars when reading passwords

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: [Patch] Avoid recording chars when reading passwords
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 17:29:56 +0600

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Manuel Giraud <manuel@ledu-giraud.fr>
>> Cc: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:59:31 +0200
>> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>> > The next question is: do we want to enable this by default and in a
>> > way that users cannot have the previous behavior back?
>> I think that having this as a default is a good thing™ (no more clear
>> password in lossage).  About being able to revert this behaviour, I know
>> I won't use it but maybe it has some use case with the dribble file: do
>> people use the dribble file as some automation tool for example?
>> > In any case, this needs a NEWS entry, I think.
>> Ok, I'd one to this patch when we have decide the default and if it
>> needs a user option.
> Sounds like having this on by default is what people want.  But we
> need a knob to revert to the previous behavior, and we need a NEWS
> entry.  Could you please prepare an updated patch with those two
> additions?
> Thanks.

Yes, there should be an option to revert it, otherwise it'll break my

[1]: https://xkcd.com/1172/

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