Subject: Re: [boost] New Boost.XInt Library, request preliminary review
From: Chad Nelson (chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-26 19:14:45
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> "Random Number Functions
> The library includes a secure random number generator, primarily to
> support the random_prime function, but a user-friendly interface is also
> available to developers using the library."
> *Mersenne Twister is not a cryptographic PRNG*
Hm, you're right. I didn't realize that it could be predicted after so
few values. I'll re-work that part to use /dev/urandom or RtlGenRandom
directly when they're available.
On systems where they're *not* available, is there a better choice of
generator, given an (unpredictable) user-supplied seed value?
Oak Circle Software, Inc.
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