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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: apr_generate_random_bytes() blocks forever
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:11:06 GMT
Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> He did give a very detailed overview of his proposed API, if you go
> back read his original response.  The problem is that I haven't the
> first idea of how to start implementing it.  And his API seems to

Well, I'll worry about how to implement it, but...

> focus on passing parameters that tweak the quality of the randomness,
> but for Subversion, what really matters in the non-blocking aspect.

I'd really like to understand this - if you really don't care about
quality of randomness, why aren't you using rand()? Or a fixed number?

What is the randomness used for?



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