Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:38:15 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Some more external mode definitions On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:27:21AM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote: > I wouldn't use maxlength, because there might be other uses in external > modes defined by users, so we'd force them to change their existing > external modes. Not quite. Their own definition of the variable will simply take precedence (local scope). These pre-defined variable names are not reserved words. They're just identifiers at the global scope. > The same could happen with maxlen or limit, but if is less likely, > because most users will copy and adjust an existing external mode. > > If you intend to add more format attributes in future versions, may be > cipher_limit would be the best name, even if in the case of > --stdout=LENGTH the limit doesn't come from the cipher. Right. Alexander
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