The entropy package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

A platform independent method to obtain cryptographically strong entropy (RDRAND when available anywhere, urandom on nix, CryptAPI on Windows, patches welcome) Users looking for cryptographically strong (number-theoretically sound) PRNGs should see the DRBG package too.

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Versions0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2,,,,, 0.3, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.3.3, 0.3.4,, 0.3.5, 0.3.6, 0.3.7
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Dependenciesbase (>=4.3 && <5), bytestring, unix [details]
CopyrightThomas DuBuisson <>
AuthorThomas DuBuisson <>
MaintainerThomas DuBuisson <>
CategoryData, Cryptography
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UploadedMon Jun 15 20:46:20 UTC 2015 by ThomasDuBuisson
DistributionsDebian:0.3.7, Fedora:, FreeBSD:0.3.7, LTSHaskell:0.3.7, NixOS:0.3.7, Stackage:0.3.7
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This package allows Haskell users to easily acquire entropy for use in critical security applications by calling out to either windows crypto api, unix/linux's /dev/urandom, or the RDRAND instruction.

This package supports Windows, {li,u}nix, QNX, and has preliminary support for HaLVM.

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