Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/12/09/01:12:49

From: Nate Eldredge <neldredge AT hmc DOT edu>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Random numbers?
Date: 08 Dec 1999 21:10:27 -0800
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Mark Simmons <zack97 AT localnet DOT com> writes:

> How do I get a number that will be psuedo random?  time(null) % max
> doesn't work because the numbers need to be read in quick succession and
> it simply produces a 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9...0,1,2.... etc. pattern.. So,
> how do I get a number that seems sort of random with a variable max?

Read about `rand' in the documentation.  Don't forget to `srand';
`time(NULL)' makes a good seed.


Nate Eldredge
neldredge AT hmc DOT edu

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