Hasard is a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) library. It includes multiple
engines (algorithms), examples: Arcfour, Mersenne Twister and Linux /dev/random
device. It hides internal details to give a simple API. You don't choose
directly the engine but a profile like "@fast" or "@secure_blocking": Hasard
chooses the best engine and the best seed for you.
Hasard is tested on Linux, FreeBSD and Windows. It is distributed under the BSD
license and written in C. A Python binding is also available. The code is well
tested by unit tests and the project includes many programs to test the
The word "hasard" is the french name for "randomness".