[fpc-devel] Random thread-safe
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Jan 28 15:39:57 CET 2016
thaddy wrote on Thu, 28 Jan 2016:
> Then wouldn't it be possible to make PRNG's plugable. The Mersenne
> twister is still good as it is but definitely not suitable for every
> and any case. Marsialigla's might be a better choice nowadays.
> And the seeding can nowadays often been done from reading hardware
> random, like on the Raspberry Pi.
The random number generator is just there as a general purpose tool,
for TP/Delphi functional compatibility (not implementation
compatibility, as we use a different PRNG). Unlike functionality such
as the memory manager and code page conversions, it is not used by
other parts of the language or RTL. As a result, there is no need to
complicate the system unit by implementing a complete plugin
infrastructure for this.
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