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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Uuid and header-only support
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-05 14:19:30

James E. King, III wrote:

> I'm adding boost::uuids::random_device_solo which is a
> basic_random_generator of random_device (header-only) type, ...

That's not a very good name. :-)

> ... and documented it as optimal for one-off UUID generation, whereas the
> standard random_generator is best suited to be reused (in a thread-safe
> manner) for multiple uuid generation.

You're still using "optimal" only with respect to performance. It's never
optimal for random numbers to not be cryptographically secure.

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