GnuPG feature suggestion

John Clizbe John at
Wed Dec 10 20:46:46 CET 2008

gline wrote:
> I believe the addition of a secure file shredding application with GnuPG 
> (particularly the windows version) would increase the application's 
> robustness. What do you think?

Robustness? HOW? Please explain how bolting on non-related features increase

It doesn't. It's just another thing to break.

The philosophy of design in the POSIX world is to Do One Thing Well. GnuPG's
"One Thing" is to be an encryption tool.  It's not to be a Security Suite Swiss
Army Knife.

Bad Idea and not likely to happen.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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