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[whatwg] Cryptographically strong random numbers

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:20:11 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=+0L39_+3VkvvTXMQ8ynoBwi5r3jFkBwgYO7-e@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Cedric Vivier <cedricv at neonux.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 04:40, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a specific reason for this limitation?
>>> Imho it should throw only for Float32Array and Float64Array since
>>> unbounded random floating numbers does not really make sense
>>> (including because of NaN and +inf -inf).
>> (...)
>> I went with a whitelist approach. ?If there are other specific types
>> that you think we should whitelist, we can certainly do that. ?Why
>> types, specifically, would you like to see supported?
>
> All integer types can have use cases imo so there is no reason to
> impose an articifial limitation [1] except for sanity-checking (floats
> does not make sense here), ie:
> Int8Array, UInt8Array, Int16Array, UInt16Array, Int32Array, UInt32Array

Done:
http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/78422

Adam
Received on Saturday, 12 February 2011 14:20:11 UTC

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