randseed man page

tcl::randomseed — Utilities for random channels


package require Tcl  8.5

package require TclOO

package require tcl::randomseed  ?1?


::tcl::combine seed1 seed2


The tcl::randomseed package provides a a few utility commands to help with the seeding of tcl::chan::random channels.



This command creates returns a list of seed integers suitable as seed argument for random channels. The numbers are derived from the process id, current time, and Tcl random number generator.

::tcl::combine seed1 seed2

This command takes to seed lists and combines them into a single list by XORing them elementwise, modulo 256. If the lists are not of equial length the shorter of the two is padded with 0s before merging.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category virtchannel of the Tcllib Trackers [http://core.tcl.tk/tcllib/reportlist]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.


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