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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:53:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Yuri Khan 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.

Okay, but how do one tell for sure?

And, if it isn't good enough, how do we improve it and in
what sense?

Because, as the saying goes, random numbers are too important
to be left to chance ...

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