Licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0
This is a set of classes that behave like the existing “Int.random” and “Float.random”.
In fact, the “Unseedeed” variant just delegates to those very methods.
The “Seeded” variant allows setting the random number seed; this is so that you can get
a predictable, repeatable stream of random numbers. This is useful for testing and some
kinds of simulation.
The basic usage is:generator := SRandom.instance // This returns the unseeded generator
orseededGenerator := SRandom.instance(SRandomStrategy.SeededGenerator) // This returns the seeded generator
See the “SRandomExamples” class in the “examples” directory for a fuller use and explanation.
PERFORMANCE NOTE: The seeded generator is much slower than the unseeded generator, due (I think)
to its usage of an Actor instance to hide the java.util.Random instance it uses.