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From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-06-17 18:14:55

On 6/17/2020 1:48 PM, John Maddock via Boost wrote:
> On 17/06/2020 15:53, Paul A Bristow via Boost wrote:
>> 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?)
> What do you mean by portable?  random_device is inherently non-portable
> because it's.... random ;)
> In many ways this is something that the std:: version does best as the
> system implementer knows best how to implement on their OS.  Or you
> could just link to Boost.Random of course which would work nearly
> everywhere too I'm sure.

Sorry for breaking in but I have a Random PR for the Embarcadero C++
clang-based compilers which is a no-brainer to merge, if anyone has
access to merge boost.random. Also for Boost.regex I have an Embarcadero
C++ clang-baed PR waiting to merge.

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