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From: Chris Mangum and Savanna Judd <sneeches AT cruzio DOT com>
Subject: Re: Random numbers
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Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 22:26:35 GMT
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cjwhite wrote:
> 
> I have been playing around with random numbers for a few days using
> random() % (whatever) but the numbers to not appear to be random. It
> seems to only randomize when i recompile. I can manually enter a new
> seed, but i am using this for a game so i need to have the computer
> generate truly random numbers by itself.
> 
> Chris

Try using this:

	srand(time(NULL));

That should use the current time to seed the random generator for you, so 
you'll get a different series of numbers out of rand() each time you run 
the program.

-Chris Mangum
-sneeches AT cruzio DOT com

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