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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:14:49 +0700

On Fri, 22 Oct 2021 at 19:56, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU
Emacs text editor <> wrote:

> > Emacs Lisp is good enough to generate passwords just like
> > `pwgen'
> Are there some agreed-upon, formal requirements to
> a password generator?

The first rule of password generators is to use a crypto quality
randomness generator. Which, as far as I can tell, Elisp’s ‘random’ is
not, at least unless you do a ‘(random t)’ first. And maybe not even

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