Initializing Perl's rand

Richard Cottrill richard_c at
Tue Jun 25 03:33:27 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-admin at [mailto:linux-admin at]On
> Behalf Of Patrick Cole
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 5:08 PM
> To: Michael James
> Cc: linux at
> Subject: Re: Initializing Perl's rand
> >  so I don't want to to to unixy a thing and read /dev/urandom
> srand (time ^ $$ ^ unpack "%L*", `ps axww | gzip`);

This looks fairly unixy to me... I wouldn't expect this to run on even a
windows system, let alone a (Classic) Mac.


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