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

From: No Itisnt
Subject: Re: Random numbers (again) broken on 64-bit platforms
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 17:06:07 -0500

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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!

I may have time for doing this later on but definitely not this month;
do you guys have any sort of time frame for a release?

And also: is there any way to set the lower bound of a random call?

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