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Re: Predictable random sequence

by Your Mother (Canon)
on Sep 17, 2013 at 14:42 UTC ( #1054456=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Predictable random sequence

While this is an interesting problem and I liked the answers, especially hdb's, it seems disconnected from your actual need. Predictable, randomized integers for use in unit tests, never changing. It would take one pass with int(rand(...)) for 1 .. $whatever to build a fixture and be done with it; and not risk introducing complications or dependencies on new code. The more code a test has the worse I think.

Update: keszler basically said this already. DERP.

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Re^2: Predictable random sequence
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 17, 2013 at 15:40 UTC
Re^2: Predictable random sequence
by Laurent_R (Parson) on Sep 17, 2013 at 16:57 UTC

    I agree that the discussion is interesting and I also agree that generating once a file of pseudo-random numbers is probably the best solution for garanteeing reproductible results in tests.

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