[Haskell-cafe] Annoyed at System.Random

Ertugrul Söylemez es at ertes.de
Fri May 4 02:26:21 CEST 2012

Thomas DuBuisson <thomas.dubuisson at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've grown annoyed at System.Random enough (specifically, StdGen).
> How much, if any, pushback would there be if I put together a FFI
> binding to a C AES-CTR based RNG.  There are many advantages:
> [...]
> I'd be tempted to pull in the 'entropy' package for seeding, but will
> make that a separate proposal.

Why reinvent the wheel?


Has both a System.Random and a Crypto-API interface.  As such it is
already connected to the 'entropy' package.


nightmare = unsafePerformIO (getWrongWife >>= sex)
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