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Re: Random numbers (again) broken on 64-bit platforms

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Random numbers (again) broken on 64-bit platforms
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 21:57:53 +0200
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On Sun 01 Aug 2010 20:44, Andreas Rottmann <address@hidden> writes:

> I've spotted an issue with your fix: the way 64-bit random numbers are
> generated in scm_random() is bogus;

Grr, indeed. Fix applied, thanks.

>> Would you be interested in [importing another rng]? We would need
>> some test suites too, I think, and possibly changes to the scm_t_rng
>> structure.
> Sorry, I don't have the inclination to work on this ATM. Also, random
> number tests are kinda hard to write -- it's random stuff, after all
> :-).

Too bad, we could really use it, and now is the time for any needed ABI
breaks. Thanks anyway for the fix!


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