random number generation

Ulf Wiger etxuwig@REDACTED
Wed Jun 6 11:47:11 CEST 2001

On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Robert Virding wrote:

>There is no specific meaning the A1, A2, and A3 parameters, they are
>just three numbers which together make the seed.  If you want to
>(re-)initialise a processes' seed to set (different) values then
>you must use seed/3.

A handy way of doing this is of course:

new_seed() ->
   {A1,A2,A3} = erlang:now(),


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