At 11:15 PM 8/4/2001 +0200, Stig Sæther Bakken wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Currently, the rand_functions all have mt_ clones, which use a
> > in-PHP-implementation (Mersenne-Twister) rather than an external
> > implementation.
> > This is IMHO a bit strange way of chosing between implementation. My
> > suggestion is to make it only one familiy of functions, the implementation
> > of which is determined by an ini-entry. (rand = system vs. rand = mt, or
> > something like that, default: mt).
> > The functionality is the same (*), and IMO it's a per-system-decision
> > you want to use the mt-algorithms or the system ones. (usually mt, unless
> > your system has a real good / very special one)
> > For backwards compatibility, mt_* can be aliased to their normal
> > equivalents.
>Please don't. Ini settings that change semantics are a bother, and
>people should be able to choose their random function.
+1 for the -1
(does that equal 0?)
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