[Mono-osx] bug in Random

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 12:56:53 EST 2009

It doesn't state the the algorithm has to be the same, just that it must be
reproducible given the same seed.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Duane Wandless <duane at wandless.net> wrote:

> That is a valid question.  From MSDN, the Random class is a Pseudo-random
> number generator:
> The random number generation starts from a seed value. If the same seed is
> used repeatedly, the same series of numbers is generated.
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.random.aspx
> The value in this is that given a seed will produce the same sequence of
> random numbers.  So if the client and server both know the seed then
> the algorithm will work correctly on both platforms.
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Matt Emson <memsom at interalpha.co.uk>wrote:
>> Duane Wandless wrote:
>>> Maybe I incorrectly assume that the pseudo-random number should be the
>>> same on both platforms... but I believe that it should be a predictable
>>> sequence given the same seed.
>> Maybe this is a silly question, but why would you want your *random*
>> number to be the same on both platforms, more so "a predictable sequence"?
>> Sure I'm missing something obvious, but... ?!
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