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Re: New function: secure-random-bytes

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: New function: secure-random-bytes
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:48:09 -0700
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On 03/18/13 03:26, Leo Liu wrote:

> From that discussion (almost two years ago) there was clearly interest
> in having a strongly random source. The solution you proposed looks
> excellent. Are there any progress on this matter?

There's been no progress, alas.
Yours is the first sign of interest that I've seen since then.
I may be able to find a student or two
who might volunteer to work on this; we'll see.

There's one extra wrinkle I'd like to add while we're at it:
if available we should use the random-number instructions
in recent implementations of x86 and x86-64 architectures
as this should yield even better performance.


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