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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 23:33:26 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.7+183 (3d24855) (2021-05-28)

* Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
<> [2021-10-25 23:22]:
> Jean Louis wrote:
> > Entropy can be generated by providing something random that
> > computer did not generate. /dev/urandom I would not know how
> > to read from Emacs Lisp, as it is not regular file. Maybe as
> > stream, don't know now.
> Dynamic module, write it in C ... bring over what they did in
> pwgen I should say, I mean the /dev/urandom extraction part.

Why complicate if it need no dynamic module.

There must be some way to read that irregular file from Emacs Lisp.

Not that I want to read /dev/urandom -- why, when I can generate
randomity myself. For example, before password generation I could ask
myself or user to enter random letters and press enter.


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