[fpc-pascal] quality of FPC random
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Aug 17 13:19:24 CEST 2015
Adriaan van Os wrote on Mon, 17 Aug 2015:
> So, why not provide an FPC CryptoRandom function, calling into
> /dev/urandom on UNIX and CryptGenRandom
> <https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa379942(v=vs.85).aspx> on
> Windows ?
Proper cryptography requires much more than just unpredictable random
numbers. This is something that belongs in a specialised library, or
in a set of specialised units written by experts. It has no place in a
generic RTL unit.
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