[chuck-users] easy random numbers
wheeler at kde.org
Tue Nov 20 17:57:59 EST 2007
jakob kaiser wrote:
> Thanks for all your tips. I'll now try it with the sample value of
> the time between the code is starting and the moment when the user
> presses the first key. I guess that should be random enough.
> But, yeah, I agree with Kassen that a function to read the
> computer time should be included in one of the next releases. It
> would be much more elegant with that. And of course I am looking
> forward to the ChucKoo clock...
Uhm, I still don't get it. I tried your example on two platforms
yesterday (Mac and Windows -- my Linux machine is 64-bit) and the
numbers are random -- with the exception of the first one (which you can
get around by just having an extra, unused "Std.rand();" in your
code.). Why would you go to all that trouble?
Even if you did have the time in there you'd still have the same
problem. Std.srand() just calls the C srand() function and it's already
called with the system time when ChucK is initializing...
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