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Re^2: Random Number Generator

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:24 UTC ( #1050220=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Random Number Generator
in thread Random Number Generator

I was actually researching this issue recently. It turns out that by default, Perl calls srand() with /dev/random (or an equivalent on your platform). Timestamps aren't involved. See util.c and search for Perl_seed.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

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