(gcrypt.info) Retrieving random numbers

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 Retrieving random numbers
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  - Function: void gcry_randomize (unsigned char *BUFFER, size_t LENGTH,
           enum gcry_random_level LEVEL)
      Fill BUFFER with LENGTH random bytes using a random quality as
      defined by LEVEL.
 
  - Function: void * gcry_random_bytes (size_t NBYTES, enum
           gcry_random_level LEVEL)
      Allocate a memory block consisting of NBYTES fresh random bytes
      using a random quality as defined by LEVEL.
 
  - Function: void * gcry_random_bytes_secure (size_t NBYTES, enum
           gcry_random_level LEVEL)
      Allocate a memory block consisting of NBYTES fresh random bytes
      using a random quality as defined by LEVEL.  This function differs
      from `gcry_random_bytes' in that the returned buffer is allocated
      in a "secure" area of the memory.
 
  - Function: void gcry_create_nonce (unsigned char *BUFFER, size_t
           LENGTH)
      Fill BUFFER with LENGTH unpredictable bytes.  This is commonly
      called a nonce and may also be used for initialization vectors and
      padding.  This is an extra function nearly independent of the
      other random function for 3 reasons: It better protects the
      regular random generator's internal state, provides better
      performance and does not drain the precious entropy pool.
 
 
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