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SubjectRe: CONFIG_RANDOM option for 1.99.2
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Ingo Molnar wrote:
[snip]
> btw, libc should use this interface IMHO, in some way, thus applications
> using libc *rand* functions could be enhanced.
[snip]

This may be a well-intentioned suggestion, but it is not uncommon for an
application to depend on the ability to generate the same sequence by
using the same seed. Such reproducible sequences are very important when
testing some codes.

--
Paul H. Hargrove All material not otherwise attributed
hargrove@sccm.stanford.edu is the opinion of the author or a typo.


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