public struct ARC4RandomNumberGenerator : SeedableRandomNumberGenerator

An implementation of SeedableRandomNumberGenerator using ARC4.

ARC4 is a stream cipher that generates a pseudo-random stream of bytes. This PRNG uses the seed as its key.

ARC4 is described in Schneier, B., Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, 2nd Edition, 1996.

An individual generator is not thread-safe, but distinct generators do not share state. The random data generated is of high-quality, but is not suitable for cryptographic applications.

  • Declaration

    public static var global: ARC4RandomNumberGenerator
  • Initialize ARC4RandomNumberGenerator using an array of UInt8. The array must have length between 1 and 256 inclusive.


    public init(seed: [UInt8])
  • Declaration

    public mutating func next() -> UInt64