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Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:15:45 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: More variables exported to External mode

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:53:31PM +0100, magnum wrote:
> I see good uses for exporting the current format's max length to an 
> External mode variable. For example Ext:repeats should stop if it 
> reaches that before it reaches its own max.

Definitely.  This is on my to-do.  I am going to export flags
corresponding to FMT_CASE and FMT_8_BIT as well.  I think I'll have
three variables: cipher_limit or cipher_length (which name is better?),
cipher_case, and cipher_8bit.

> When you added abort/status it looked like a really trivial patch. I 
> tried to understand the code, but I don't have a clue how to do it.

I don't think I can easily explain it better than by that patch.  Well,
I can say that there's a linked list and we initialize it with some
structs, but I am not sure if that's a better explanation compared to
the source code patch, which I think is self-explanatory.

Anyway, I've just moved this to-do item to my list to consider for the
very next non-jumbo release.


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