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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.47.0] Any remaining showstoppers?
From: Neal Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-07 08:04:54

Beman Dawes wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> I have 2 Random fixes:
>>>> Both of these remove interface breaking changes.
>>> Were these supposed to fix TR1 run_random and run_std_random tests?
>>> They still seem to be failing.
>> Those tests didn't even compile before.
>> The failures now are a result of the changes
>> in the seeding algorithm. The old seeding
>> algorithms were bizarre and inconsistent,
>> so I really don't want to go back.
> OK, understood. Please go ahead and merge those changesets.
> Is anyone working on changing the TR1 tests to match the seeding?
> Should you open a ticket?

Change to seeding? Does this mean that random sequences generated with the same
seeds as used pre-1.47 will be different? Does this mean that all my tests that
used random number generators will now fail to match previous results? If so,
please say something in release notes.

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