[fpc-pascal] Better random numbers ?

Jonas Maebe 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:

>>    Randomize;
>>    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,  
> combining
> randseed with some virtually guaranteed unique value solves the  
> problem.

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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