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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 12:46:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Yuri Khan <> writes:

> The position in the sequence, aka the random seed, contains a certain
> number of bits. In Emacs, as far as I can tell, best case, the random
> seed is 48 bits.

That would be 281.474.976.710.656 or 2.8*10^15.  I guess this is still
quite hard to handle?  At least if you use additional salting.

Ok, but I see that this entropy is just enough for a random password of
a length of 8 or 9, depending on the character range used, so it's edgy.

Just curious btw, I haven't followed this thread closely, especially did
I not follow who offered what code to whom.


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