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Re: urandom number in Emacs

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: urandom number in Emacs
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2021 01:13:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> This is a dynamic module with a function that reads from
> /dev/urandom ... so more random numbers with
> `random-urandom' than with `random' (since Lisp cannot read
> from /dev/urandom because it's a non-regular file - IIUC?) -
> so instead this uses the same C as in pwgen(1) to do it,
> pretty simple I guess :P
> So now one can do (random-urandom) ... like any other Lisp
> function and be on everyone else's level. Only cooler B)
> See a very long discussion on gmane.emacs.help ...
> Anyway, one C file, one C header file, and one Makefile
> here:
>   https://dataswamp.org/~incal/emacs-init/random-urandom/
> Just do 'make run'.

... Hello?

Information theory guys? Practical guys writing it in Lisp?
Portable and without any external tools? Why, don't run away
all of a sudden?

Can anyone hear me?

I mean _this_ time around?

underground experts united

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