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Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 10:42:14 -0500
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On Mon, 09 May 2011 18:36:19 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 10:27:53 -0500
>> Random number generation is implemented very well in GnuTLS, though
>> (cryptographers care about randomness more than almost anyone else).
>> Maybe we should make GnuTLS a source of random numbers together with a
>> slower ELisp version when GnuTLS is not available?  That would work for
>> everyone, I think.

EZ> I like Ching's proposal better.  There's nothing to prevent us from
EZ> improving the existing `random' to support cryptographic strength
EZ> random numbers, is there?

With Chong's proposal GnuTLS would be used, so I think it's fine :)


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