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Subject: [boost] [random] cross-platform secure seeding methods planned?
From: Sebastian Nowozin (nowozin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-14 09:56:17

Hello everybody,

I like the flexibility boost::random offers. However, a severe drawback
of the current library is that it does not offer a safe way of
generating seeds. Of course the methods for providing this feature
would vary quite a lot across platforms (e.g. on some systems its safe
to use /dev/random, on some it is not).

  However, as the library is currently, many users will resort to ad-hoc
or unsafe seeding methods instead of implementing a safe solution

  Hence, is a cross-platform secure seeding feature planned for
boost::random in the future?


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