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RAND(3)			 BSD Library Functions Manual		       RAND(3)

NAME
     rand, srand — bad random number generator

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>

     void
     srand(unsigned seed);

     int
     rand(void);

DESCRIPTION
     These interfaces are obsoleted by random(3).

     The rand() function computes a sequence of pseudo-random integers in the
     range of 0 to RAND_MAX (as defined by the header file ⟨stdlib.h⟩).

     The srand() function sets its argument as the seed for a new sequence of
     pseudo-random numbers to be returned by rand().  These sequences are
     repeatable by calling srand() with the same seed value.

     If no seed value is provided, the functions are automatically seeded with
     a value of 1.

SEE ALSO
     random(3)

STANDARDS
     The rand() and srand() functions conform to ANSI X3.159-1989
     (“ANSI C89”).

BSD				 June 4, 1993				   BSD
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