From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-02 13:04:25
Meta-Programming, as used in Boost.MPL and others, allows to compute
arbitrary values at compile-time, in a Turing-complete manner.
However, something like generating unique identifiers at compile-time,
which would be fairly useful, requires some kind of entropy source to
create a random seed.
One can maybe extract some entropy from macros such as __DATE__ and
__TIME__, using both preprocessing and templates.
Among you boosters, which are well known for your interesting in
meta-programming, is there someone who ever tried to look into this?
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