[Ecls-list] ECL start and random numbers

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Mon Jul 18 15:16:37 UTC 2011

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> writes:

> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Philipp Marek <philipp at marek.priv.at> wrote:
>     My reasoning is that most people don't need cryptographically secure [1]
>     random numbers; if they need some, they can (and for portability _should_)
>     always initialize the state themselves.
> 4 bytes for initializing MT seems too little to me. But is it really
> so costly what ECL is currently doing?

The implementation I have needs 56 longs, 224 octets.

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