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Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 17:53:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

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

Well, applications should never use /dev/random, since it will block,
and depleting it will make both Emacs and other programs suffer.

Using /dev/urandom is fine, though.

But I think /dev/urandom should only be used as a seed, really.  Nobody
needs that much randomness in Emacs, I think.  

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