[San-diego-pm] another bug in perl: rand/OSX?

C. Abney cabney at ucsd.edu
Thu Jun 3 10:28:17 CDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 08:22, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> >>>>> "C" == C Abney <cabney at ucsd.edu> writes:
> C> On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 07:25, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> >> 
> >> The behavior has nothing to do with OSX.  It's completely generic to Perl.
> >> I just verified that on my OpenBSD box.
> C> I was told to upgrade to Perl 5.8.4.  I think it might be something
> C> specific to some *BSD related thing:  even an older version of Perl
> C> works fine on a Sun machine (double checks, yup)
> No, I performed my test with 5.8.4 (even post 5.8.4 bleedperl).

Maybe porters should know this:  I was told srand() is delayed until
rand() is called in the 'fixed' version.


Charles Abney
Polymorphism Research Laboratory, 0603
UCSD School of Medicine
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0603
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