[Python-Dev] Re: A `cogen' module [was: Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib]
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 09:20:00 -0400
From: "David Abrahams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > TP> + The ability to override the random number generator. Python's
> > TP> default WH generator is showing its age as machines get
> > TP> faster; it's simply not adequate anymore for long-running
> > TP> programs making heavy use of it on a fast box. Combinatorial
> > TP> algorithms in particular do tend to make heavy use of it.
> > TP> (Speaking of which, "someone" should look into grabbing one of
> > TP> the Mersenne Twister extensions for Python -- that's the
> > TP> current state of *that* art).
> FWIW, in case "someone" cares: http://www.boost.org/libs/random/index.html
> It's a nice library architecture, designed and implemented by people who
> know the domain, and I think it should be applicable to Python.
I'm willing to implement this one.