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Re: $RANDOM not Cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator


From: Ole Tange
Subject: Re: $RANDOM not Cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:24:50 +0100

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 6:41 AM Eduardo Bustamante <address@hidden> wrote:
:
> You know no one is stopping you from submitting a patch to actually
> fix the documentation right? (or maybe, you know, submitting an actual
> working patch to change the random generator, not just drop some
> irrelevant code snippet you got from Wikipedia).

Patch attached.

It is basically a copy of the code snippet from Wikipedia with a few
trivial wrappers.

Apart from using Salsa20 the biggest change is that you can now seed
RANDOM with a string.


/Ole

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