Prefer ?* to hide passwords
It might be argued that a hidden string is more legible when using ?* as the hidden character instead of ?. For example, the following strings have the same length: "......" "******" It's slighly easier to visually count the number of characters in the second string (Bug#32220). * lisp/subr.el (read-passwd): Prefer ?* as default char instead of ?. * doc/lispref/minibuf.texi (Reading a Password): Update manual. ; * etc/NEWS (Changes in Emacs 27.1): Announce the change.
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