DESCRIPTIONThis is an abstract base class.
In the future it will be a role.
get $n, %argsGets $n random bytes and returns them as a string.
This method may produce fatal errors if the source was unable to provide enough data.
read $buf, $n, [ $off ]This method is cannibalized from IO::Scalar. It provides an IO::Handle work-alike.
Note that subclasses override this to operate on a real handle directly if available.
seed @stuffOn supporting sources this method will add @stuff, whatever it may be, to the random seed.
Some sources may not support this, so be careful.
availableThis is a class method, such that when it returns true calling "new" without arguments on the class should provide a working source of random data.
This is use by Crypt::Random::Source::Factory.
rankThis is a class method, with some futz value for a ranking, to help known good sources be tried before known bad (slower, less available) sources.
get_data %ParamsProvided for compatibility with Crypt::Random
SUPPORTBugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker <https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Crypt-Random-Source> (or [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>).
AUTHORXXXX XXX'XX (Yuval Kogman) <[email protected]>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCEThis software is copyright (c) 2008 by Yuval Kogman.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.