[erlang-questions] Mersenne Twister

Felix Gallo felixgallo@REDACTED
Fri Nov 20 23:46:57 CET 2015

In 2011 there was discussion on this list around improving the stdlib
random number generator, perhaps to join the crowd of languages using
Mersenne Twister or a variant.

As far as I can tell, that's about as far as anyone got; it appears that
random:uniform() is still Wichmann-Hill, which is apparently held in low
regard by randomness fans.

Are there any extant plans to replace it with a more modern PRNG, such as
MT?  If they don't exist, what's the OTP team's current thoughts regarding
the likelihood of accepting such a patch?

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