Subject: Re: [boost] boost::random, header-only, boost::uuids::detail::seed_rng, and UWP development
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-14 16:34:36
On 09/14/17 03:32, James E. King, III via Boost wrote:
> RtlGenRandom is no supported on non-desktop UWP, however I'd like to thank
> everyone for their responses on this so far. I'm planning on submitting
> some changes to winapi and random, and will look at the existing
> random_device as a baseline given feedback on seed_rng, and work towards
> making the random library header-only. I'll be adding some comprehensive
> CI integration for travis and appveyor to make sure all the compile-time
> branches are being exercised.
James, please, don't top post.
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 7:28 PM, Gavin Lambert via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 14/09/2017 10:21, Edward Diener wrote:
>>> On 9/12/2017 9:27 AM, degski wrote:
>>> Is not rand_s VC++ specific ? There really are other compilers on Windows
>>> other than VC++ ( I can test clang, gcc, and Intel for Windows).
>> rand_s is MSVCRT specific. But AFAIK gcc and clang both use MSVCRT on
>> Windows anyway, so it should work (though might depend on the age of the
>> CRT used).
>> If in doubt, you could use RtlGenRandom instead, as Peter Dimov suggested,
>> since this is the OS-level API.
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