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clarify that the new rand() isn't cryptographically secure
authorTony Cook <tony@develop-help.com>
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 04:13:53 +0000 (14:13 +1000)
committerTony Cook <tony@develop-help.com>
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 04:13:53 +0000 (14:13 +1000)
so people won't read too much into the change

pod/perldelta.pod

index 4b67b20..7ba1c03 100644 (file)
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ to platform, from the 15 bits of rand() on Windows to 48-bits on POSIX
 platforms such as Linux with drand48().
 
 Perl now uses its own internal drand48() implementation on all platforms.
-[perl #115928]
+This does not make perl's rand() cryptographically secure.  [perl #115928]
 
 =head2 Better 64-bit support