Jeff King <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:53:19AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Either way it still encourages a plaintext password to be on disk,
>> which may not be what we want, even though it may be slight if not
>> really much of an improvement.  Again the Help-for-users has this
>> amusing bit:
> I do not mind a .netrc or .authinfo parser, because while those formats
> do have security problems, they are standard files that may already be
> in use. So as long as we are not encouraging their use, I do not see a
> problem in supporting them (and we already do the same with curl's netrc
> support).
> But it would probably make sense for send-email to support the existing
> git-credential subsystem, so that it can take advantage of secure
> system-specific storage. And that is where we should be pointing new
> users. I think contrib/mw-to-git even has credential support written in
> perl, so it would just need to be factored out to

I see a lot of rerolls on the credential helper front, but is there
anybody working on hooking send-email to the credential framework?
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