[New-bugs-announce] [issue3918] random.uniform suprisingly (good kind) does not work as documented
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Sun Sep 21 05:36:55 CEST 2008
New submission from Frank Martinez <python.20.xuinkrbin at spamgourmet.com>:
The documentation for random.uniform states:
Return a random real number N such that a <= N < b.
However when I test it out, We see:
>>> import random as r
Now, while /I/ actually find this behavior *extremely* useful (I don't
need to verify I call with the arguments in the `correct' order.), I
think either the behavior needs to change to match the documentation or
(preferably), the documentation needs alteration to read, for example,
If a > b, this function behaves as if it were called as uniform(b,a).
Again, for clarity, I vote for the documentation change.
components: Library (Lib)
title: random.uniform suprisingly (good kind) does not work as documented
versions: Python 2.5
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