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Re: Re: libxslt math.random issue
From: Florian Weimer <fweimer () redhat com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 20:01:44 +0200
On 04/07/2017 07:50 PM, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote:
Florian Weimer wrote:
FWIW, why is glibc not doing srand(RANDOMVECTOR) during startup... :/
The C standard does not allow it.
If rand is called before any calls to srand have been made, the same
sequence shall be generated as when srand is first called with a seed
value of 1.
Yes, but that does not imply that srand(1) needs to resolve to a
Sorry, I don't understand. The standard also says, “If srand() is then
called with the same seed value, the sequence of pseudo-random numbers
shall be repeated.”
The sequences is *required* to be deterministic, and this is deliberate.