Talk:Random Numbers

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void * casting hack?

The thing about casting to void* and using "%p" just to print an unsigned long in hex seemed a little odd to me. Am I missing something as to why "0x%lx" isn't a viable option?

--Ppelleti 03:00, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Is RAND_poll part of the public API?

I have removed the question about whether RAND_poll is considered part of the public API. The "rand" module contains two header files: rand.h and rand_locl.h. The first becomes part of the deployment when you install OpenSSL, whilst the latter does not. This is a common theme throughout the library. Basically anything in the *_locl.h header files should be considered private to the library, whilst anything that gets deployed should be considered part of the public API. Since RAND_poll is in rand.h (which gets deployed during installation) it should be considered part of the public API.

--Matt 12:26, 9 March 2013 (UTC)