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From: pbristow_at_[hidden]
Date: 2020-06-17 14:53:33

I have wanted to use boost::random::random_device; as a seeder for my generator.

#include <boost/random/random_device.hpp> // For boost::random::random_device; seeder

But using this requires that I link to a library file
// LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'libboost_random-vc142-mt-gd-x64-1_73.lib'

So I have instead used C++ std random device successfully

  using std::random_device;
  random_device seeder;
  // Use seeder to get a different set of values each time.
  static boost::random::mt19937 gen(seeder()); // uint32_t

But is there any way I can stick to the Boost version (I imagine that it might prove more portable?
Or is this a delusion?)

Suggestions welcome.


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