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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:51:38 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.7+183 (3d24855) (2021-05-28)

* Yuri Khan <> [2021-10-22 16:16]:
> 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
> then.

For people interested, manual explains about randomity:
(info "(elisp) Random Numbers")

How I understand it, than it may be that neither `pwgen' is generating
truly random numbers. 


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