Andrew P. Lentvorski
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 15:49:10 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Aahz wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 09, 2002, Neal Norwitz wrote:
> > whrandom.py
> This is a deprecated module, no?
What is the "Official Python(tm)" method for generating a "guaranteed for
all time to always be the same if started with the same seed" string of
random numbers for use in something like a UnitTest?
The Random module does not seem to make any promises about repeatability
between versions, releases, operating-systems, etc. The only thing which
enforces the repeatability is the fact that the generator is actually the
whrandom generator under the covers.
Incidentally, a similar question has been asked before and didn't really
get good closure on the response, see:
(I hope that URL comes through okay, if not search for "danil" and
"whrandom" in your favorite clp search engine)