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Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:19:19 +0300
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: mask + external as filter, generic combinable filters

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 05:10:04PM +0200, magnum wrote:
> Yes, currently when combining mask mode with external, external is the 
> generator and mask mode is an amplifier (eg. word -> word1, word2, word3).
> 
> We should probably support the other way round too, eg. mask generator 
> and external filter. But what would the option syntax be for selecting 
> behavior? If nothing else, an external mode that lacks generate(), like 
> in your case, should automagically select mask mode as the generator.

I think this will do, but we need to print a message explaining how the
two modes chose to work together in a given invocation.

Alexander

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