Re: How to make a random number
On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 05:54:49PM -0600, John Galt wrote:
>int main ()
> srand (time (0));
>/* rest of program would be here */
variants such as:
pid_t pid = getpid;
srand(time(0) ^ (pid + pid << 15));
are also possible and principally used to avoid repetitive output when
the program may be invoked repeatedly over a short space of time.
Note that such contortions are obviously still deterministic.
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