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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 20:20:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jean Louis wrote:

>>> 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?
>> $ apt-get source pwgen
> I like to avoid external commands when necessary. In case of
> pwgen it is not necessary when Emacs and Perl and other
> programming languages may easily serve the purpose.

Yes, commands that are run very often and have no security
implications one can maybe be cool with a downgrade for that
reason, but commands that are used seldom and have security
implications, nope, that should be at the level of the CLI
alternative _or_ one should simply use the CLI alternative.

Note that you can still use your (or any other) Elisp
interface ...

I think this is much more the practical approach BTW!

1. the practical and skilled approach: use the CLI tool;
   a quick fix but at the top level anyway

2. the skilled and scientific and practical approach: rewire
   Elisp to be at that same level (practical as in doing it,
   but also as in sharing it in the FOSS world)

3. other approach: write it in ELisp, and after a nontrivial
   effort the outcome will still not be as good as the CLI


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