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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 10:10:36 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.7+183 (3d24855) (2021-05-28)

* Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
<> [2021-10-23 21:09]:
> Jean Louis wrote:
> > Absolutes are not attainable and practically any LISP can
> > generate passwords just as many other random outcomes.
> If Linux can do it it should be possible to hook Lisp (Elisp)
> into that same mechanism and without too much work as well,
> since the work is already done.

It's really not necessary, just read documentation for `random'
function, it is good enough.

> > What matters is practicality. Can a program generate
> > a practical random password? If answer is YES, it is useful.
> >
> > For huge majority of users it does not matter neither they
> > can know that passwords have their seeds or that they are
> > not truly random.
> No one is saying stop using Lisp for practical purposes.
> But doing things the right way is not a slower or more
> impractical way to do it in the short run - and in the long
> run, it is much better in that and other respects ...

So the right way is something you know it should exist, because of
scientists talking about it, but it is not out there in real world?

I call that science fiction.


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