link problems

Wei Ku weiku@UTKUX1.UTK.EDU
Wed Apr 30 13:18:00 GMT 1997

> From: James Paul Morgan <>
> On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, Mark A Gregory wrote:
> As far as I can tell, the gnu-win32 does not have the random and srandom

> functions.  It only has the rand and srand functions, which are not 
> nearly as random.  I have had problems with moving software from an AIX 
> system to my Win95 system becuase of this.  

Is it true that srand and rand are not nearly as random ? I had suspicion
on the randomness of the result of them. However, it is not verified yet.

Wei Ku

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