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Re: How to make a random number

#include <time.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main ()
	srand (time (0));
/* rest of program would be here */

This is the way they teach it in Deitel & Deitel...

On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Alex Weiss wrote:

> Hi folks,
> how do you generate random numbers in C? I know, there are functions in
> stdlib.h (rand, srand). But at every execution they generate the same
> number and that's bad for the purpose of my program.
> Do I have to use time and date functions?
> Thanks in advance,
> -- 
> Alex Weiss 
> alexweiss@freesurf.ch 
> www.gnu.org 
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