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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:45:50 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: wordlist for mask mode

Lukas, Frank, Sayantan -

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 11:49:07PM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 08/10/2013 10:44 PM, Lukas Odzioba wrote:
> > 2013/8/1 Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com>:
> >> I have wordlist mode with mask mode enabled for mscash-opencl. The mask is
> >> appended to the word.
> > 
> > Are you going to implement "?w" placeholder?
> 
> Is there any other reasonable name or syntax for that placeholder?
> 
> Because in doc/RULES, ?w is a character class that already means
> something else:
> ?w      matches whitespace: space and horizontal tabulation characters
> 
> What about ?*, unless someone else comes up with a better idea?

Frankly, I think we should postpone implementing this functionality.
I am concerned that it'd be difficult to merge Sayantan's changes into
the main bleeding-jumbo (unless we accept a further quality decrease),
and any complexity increase makes this worse.

Alexander

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