Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Uuid and header-only support
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-06 10:31:29
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andrey Semashev via Boost
> Sent: 05 November 2017 19:33
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Andrey Semashev
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Uuid and header-only support
> On 11/05/17 19:23, James E. King, III via Boost wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost <
> > boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> 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. :-)
> > I changed it to random_generator_os, temporarily, but pending more
> > discussion it may become random_generator.
> I can throw in another candidate. :) Since the new generator is supposed
> to be using solely random entropy from system, I would suggest
I have been following this erudite discussion with interest, but ignorance.
Without wishing to add even more entropy,
may I suggest that adding more options is rarely a bad thing, but it creates
an even more bewildering set of options for the user (for UUID, I fear as ignorant as I).
It would be very helpful if a summary of the pros and cons of generators
was added to the documentation along with several examples of good use.
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