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Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken fails to build on Windows (mingw)

From: Jim Ursetto
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Chicken fails to build on Windows (mingw)
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 18:46:51 -0500

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Fadi Moukayed<address@hidden> wrote:

> Out of curiosity, why is Chicken using [random/srandom] instead of the
> standard C rand/srand ? There shouldn't be any difference
> functionality-wise AFAIK.

rand(3) typically produces much less usable randomness than
random(3) due to historical implementation.

random(3) should only be used on UNIX platforms according
to extras.scm, so there must be a platform detection issue.
Not using mingw myself, I have to leave it to the mingw
gurus to solve it.

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