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Re: useful additional procedure for random bytes? Scott G. Miller 18 Feb 2002 19:11 UTC
On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 01:21:08PM +0100, Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> greetings,
> the srfi states that 'random-integer-generator is the only way to get
> random bits from a random generator'. since most cryptographical
> algorithms use not integers, but arrays of bytes, would it not be
> useful to also specify a procedure that generates this kind of random bits?
> perhaps a list (of specified length), with integers 0-255 as items,
> would be the most versatile value of such a procedure.
Or perhaps a string of bytes.  Many Scheme systems support binary data
in this fashion.