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Re: ASCII encryption

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: ASCII encryption
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:19:25 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.95 (windows-nt)

Richard H Lee <address@hidden> writes:

> On 16/04/12 15:18, Jambunathan K wrote:
>> If `epa-armor' is not supported it should be removed or be made in to a
>> defconst.  Or it could be crptically renamed so that people don't
>> discover it accidentally.  The info manual can be augmented to mention
>> why the author thinks using it globally is not a good idea.
>> epa-armor is like the biblical forbidden fruit with hints of both
>> pleasure and pain.  The ultimate end it achieves is to leave mere
>> mortals in a state of perpetual confusion on private matters.
> So I that (setq epa-armor t) in my emacs file is not a good idea?

That's what the last line of the docstring says.  It is confusing and
also scary.

,----[ C-h v epa-armor RET ]
| epa-armor is a variable defined in `epa.el'.
| Its value is nil
| Documentation:
| *If non-nil, epa commands create ASCII armored output.
| You should bind this variable with `let', but do not set it globally.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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