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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Dice seed

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Dice seed
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 08:48:28 +0000
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On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 08:52:56AM -0400, Christopher D. Yep wrote
> Finally, when I "show seed" gnubg responds "You cannot show the seed with 
> this random number generator."  This is for both Mersenne Twister and 
> ANSI.  Is this a bug?

gnubg doesn't store the seed it passed to the RNG, and most of the RNG's
don't have a API call to return the seed. The solution would be for
gnubg to store the seed itself. It does that for the rollout seed already,
so it should be a simple extension to do it for the play seed as well.


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