Initializing random seeds

Daniel Luna <>
Wed Feb 8 17:14:59 CET 2006


On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, Ulf Wiger (AL/EAB) wrote:
> A curious aspect of random.erl is that the
> random:seed/1 function returns the _old_ value,
> and there is no get_seed() function.

I can provide you with one :-)

get_seed() ->
   Seed = random:seed({1,1,1}),
   random:seed(Seed),
   Seed.

:-)

/Luna
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