October 24
About package
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>Mir-Random [1] is a random number generator library that covers C++ STL [2]. It is compatible with mir.ndslice, std.algorithm, and std.range. In the same time mir.random has its own API, which is more secure and safe compared with std.random.

Release v0.2.8
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Additions:
- Added xorshift1024*φ and xoroshiro128+ generators [3] (mir.random.engine.xorshift : Xorshift1024StarPhi, Xoroshiro128Plus)
- Mt19937 and Mt19937_64 can be seeded from array or ndslice
- mir.random.engine.preferHighBits!T to query new optional enum bool preferHighBits

Improvements:
- When the high bits of a PRNG's output are known to have better statistical properties than the low bits, use high bits when not all bits of output are required.
- On macOS, OpenBSD, and NetBSD, use arc4random_buf [4] in unpredictableSeed and genRandomNonBlocking.

Bugfixes:
- Fix isSaturatedRandomEngine!T not working when T.opCall is a function template.
- Fix address-based increment for PCGs in unique_stream mode.
- Incorporated upstream fix for seeding a MCG with a seed that's a multiple of the modulus.

Links
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[1] https://github.com/libmir/mir-random
[2] http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/numeric/random
[3] http://xoroshiro.di.unimi.it/
[4] https://man.openbsd.org/arc4random.3
October 24
On Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 03:30:19 UTC, Nathan S. wrote:
> - On macOS, OpenBSD, and NetBSD, use arc4random_buf [4] in unpredictableSeed and genRandomNonBlocking.

Since I am not sure whether this is common knowledge, arc4random isn't based on RC4 on these platforms. macOS uses AES, and OpenBSD and NetBSD use ChaCha20.