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Re: Random testing

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-10-01 20:19:01 CEST

> I'm sure we agree that it would be slightly nicer to be using a PRNG
> under our own control, but unless you've got one lying around
> somewhere, I don't think it's worth the hassle until we have a
> problem.

rand() is just "r = r * 1103515245 + 12345". Not exactly rocket
science. It's not a very good random number generator, but we don't
need an especially good one for this application.

I will go ahead and make random-test.c stop using rand(), just to set
people's minds at ease. I'll also see about integrating it properly
with the test suite and having it run multiple times.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:09 2006

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