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Re: Random numbers are not random enough on Windows

by markuhs (Scribe)
on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:19 UTC ( #803634=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Random numbers are not random enough on Windows

Same value for me on ActiveState 5.10.0 build 1005...

32768 -> 16 bit ???


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Re^2: Random numbers are not random enough on Windows
by almut (Canon) on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:43 UTC
    $ perl -V:randbits

    On my Ubuntu box this prints randbits='48';  On your build of Perl I suspect it's 15.

    (This value is figured out at build-time and is supposed to represent how many bits the respective PRNG C library function actually provides.)

      ActiveState Windows build:
      >perl -V:randbits randbits='15';

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