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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for srand (netbsd section 3)

RAND(3) 			   BSD Library Functions Manual 			  RAND(3)

NAME
     rand, srand, rand_r -- bad random number generator

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>

     void
     srand(unsigned int seed);

     int
     rand(void);

     int
     rand_r(unsigned int *seed);

DESCRIPTION
     These interfaces are obsoleted by random(3).

     The rand() function computes a sequence of pseudo-random integers in the range of 0 to
     RAND_MAX (as defined by the header file <stdlib.h>).

     The srand() function sets its argument as the seed for a new sequence of pseudo-random num-
     bers to be returned by rand().  These sequences are repeatable by calling srand() with the
     same seed value.

     If no seed value is provided, the rand() function is automatically seeded with a value of 1.

     The rand_r() function is a reentrant interface to rand(); the seed has to be supplied and is
     maintained by the caller.

SEE ALSO
     random(3), rnd(4)

STANDARDS
     The rand() and srand() functions conform to ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C89'').  The rand_r()
     function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995 (``POSIX.1'').

BSD					   June 4, 1993 				      BSD


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