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Re2 (rand() in C): A little C code converted to Perl *HELP*

by bbfu (Curate)
on Nov 03, 2003 at 17:54 UTC ( #304190=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A little C code converted to Perl *HELP*
in thread A little C code converted to Perl *HELP*

The rand function in C returns a random integer. The OP's C code seems to assume 16 bit integers, so that's a max of 65535 (or 32767 to -32768, IIRC). So, I think the equivalent Perl code would be something like:

$gcheck = sprintf "%x", ((int(rand(65536)) << 16) | int(rand(65536)));

bbfu
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