Subject: [boost] [random] Seeding again
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-06 00:05:42
The attached patch allows random number generators
to be seeded with any value. Currently linear_congruential
and a few other generators can assert for some seeds.
(For instance minstd_rand cannot be seeded with 0).
For linear_congruential I am using the algorithm described
in n2960, section 18.104.22.168/4. For linear_feedback_shift
I use a similar idea, adding 2^(w-k) if the seed is less than
2^(w-k). The behavior of any code that was valid before,
should be unaffected by this change.
The patch includes test and documentation updates. The
tests pass with gcc, msvc, and como. I think it's ready
to go now.
Okay to commit?
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