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Item10779: Core should not call srand() to seed rand()

Priority: CurrentState: AppliesTo: Component: WaitingFor:
Normal Closed Engine FoswikiUsers  
Perl versions prior to 5.4 required srand() be called to seed the random number generator. Recent perl including those support by Foswiki automatically call srand() internally to seed the random generator algorithm using /dev/urandom or some other system source of randomness. It is recommended that srand() no longer be called.

-- GeorgeClark - 22 May 2011


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Summary Core should not call srand() to seed rand()
ReportedBy GeorgeClark
Codebase 1.1.3, trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiUsers
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins Foswikirev:11727 Foswikirev:11747 Foswikirev:11795
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.1.4
Topic revision: r6 - 17 Dec 2011, GeorgeClark
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