Cryptographic Primitives

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at
Thu Oct 5 19:42:31 UTC 2006

so go for them...

> BTW, while we're at it: In Croquet, I've added a primitive to  
> gather entropy

what is that?
entropy from the OS sounds like a fun concept.


> from the OS for seeding crypto RNGs securely; if the current Crypto  
> prims don't include that I would heavily lobby for including it -   
> while it's not difficult to write platform specific versions,  
> having a common abstraction over the vastly different means (a file  
> on Unix, and API call on Windows) is definitely helpful.
> Cheers,
>   - Andreas

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