Trait frame_support::traits::Randomness[][src]

pub trait Randomness<Output, BlockNumber> {
    fn random(subject: &[u8]) -> (Output, BlockNumber);

    fn random_seed() -> (Output, BlockNumber) { ... }
}

A trait that is able to provide randomness.

Being a deterministic blockchain, real randomness is difficult to come by, different implementations of this trait will provide different security guarantees. At best, this will be randomness which was hard to predict a long time ago, but that has become easy to predict recently.

Required methods

fn random(subject: &[u8]) -> (Output, BlockNumber)[src]

Get the most recently determined random seed, along with the time in the past since when it was determinable by chain observers.

subject is a context identifier and allows you to get a different result to other callers of this function; use it like random(&b"my context"[..]).

NOTE: The returned seed should only be used to distinguish commitments made before the returned block number. If the block number is too early (i.e. commitments were made afterwards), then ensure no further commitments may be made and repeatedly call this on later blocks until the block number returned is later than the latest commitment.

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Provided methods

fn random_seed() -> (Output, BlockNumber)[src]

Get the basic random seed.

In general you won’t want to use this, but rather Self::random which allows you to give a subject for the random result and whose value will be independently low-influence random from any other such seeds.

NOTE: The returned seed should only be used to distinguish commitments made before the returned block number. If the block number is too early (i.e. commitments were made afterwards), then ensure no further commitments may be made and repeatedly call this on later blocks until the block number returned is later than the latest commitment.

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