[fpc-pascal] Better random numbers ?
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Feb 28 12:53:32 CET 2006
On 27 feb 2006, at 00:15, A.J. Venter wrote:
>> RandSeed := RandSeed * getpid;
> This worked, cut the initial generation time from about 30 seconds
> down to
> under 1, of course right now it's NOT platform independent at all
> so I will
> need to enhance it but I like the direction of your thinking,
> randseed with some virtually guaranteed unique value solves the
It's not just that, but randseed is not a threadvar. This means that
all your threads use the same randseed variable, so if two threads
call "random" at the same time they will still get the same "random"
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