On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:

>> >
>> > This patch will replace PHP functions srand() / rand() / getrandmax()
>> > with the mt_*() ones. The mt_*() are changed to aliases.
>> >
>> > If nobody objects, I will commit this tomorrow.
>>     I object.  srand/rand are deterministic and usually portable
>>     algorithms (i.e. with the same seed, the return results of
>>     rand are the same) which certain programs rely on.  There
>>     might be some scripts out there which use this feature,
>>     either for themselves or in order to communicate/synchronize
>>     with programs written in C.
>I have code which relies on this in the regression test harness for it.

Ah. Let's forget about it then. I wasn't aware of this.
Could you show me this example??


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