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[jira] [Created] (ARROW-3239) [C++] Improve random data generation functions


Wes McKinney created ARROW-3239:
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             Summary: [C++] Improve random data generation functions
                 Key: ARROW-3239
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-3239
             Project: Apache Arrow
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: C++
            Reporter: Wes McKinney


Our various code for generating random datasets for testing and benchmarks is a bit verbose / awkward.

I suggest defining a nicer API so we can write code like:

{code}
auto arr = random::int32(length, seed);
auto arr = random::varbinary(length, max_value_size, seed);
{code}

Since this is only for test code, we can abort if anything returns error Status to make the API more convenient



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