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Subject: Re: [boost] [uuid] Platform-specific UUID generator (was Re: Issue9407: please merge fix)
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-18 10:34:43

On Sunday 18 January 2015 17:19:03 Peter Dimov wrote:
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
> > Interestingly, it also mentions UuidCreate of which I didn't know before.
> Based on its description in the documentation, I strongly suspect that
> UuidCreate just calls CryptGenRandom to create a 128 bit random number, then
> sets the UUID type appropriately. Which is, as I argued, what we need to do
> as well.

I don't mind us doing that, with a fallback if CryptGenRandom path fails.
Although CryptGenRandom description doesn't say whether its entropy is

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