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Re^5: Is rand() really that slow or am I just using it wrong?

by bulk88 (Priest)
on Aug 10, 2013 at 21:54 UTC ( #1048950=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Comment on Re^5: Is rand() really that slow or am I just using it wrong?
Re^6: Is rand() really that slow or am I just using it wrong?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 11, 2013 at 05:19 UTC

    Interesting.

    I'd hope that if P5P decides to implement a single, consistent PRNG, that they opt for a fast, non-cryptogrpahic, well-known and tested, and 64-bit (not 48; at least on 64-bit versions) such as:

    And not just make one up.


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