[fpc-devel] Random thread-safe

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Thu Jan 28 19:13:56 CET 2016

Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Could I ask for clarification of this please. Are you saying that
> Random() will crash if called simultaneously by multiple threads, or
> that it will return suboptimal results?

It's undefined. The current implementation won't crash, but the results 
will indeed be suboptimal.

> If, as an example, I have two threads doing network or comms jobs and I
> want to introduce jitter in the retries, does that mean that I have to
> put Random() into a critical section?



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