reproducibility of GMP random functions vs limb size and GMP version

David Harvey dmharvey at
Wed Sep 15 17:19:42 CEST 2010

On Sep 15, 2010, at 11:15 AM, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:

> There is a general principle behind GMP: Functions' semantics do not
> depend on the underlying hardware (unless explicitly documented).

True, but most functions in GMP compute things that are determined  
mathematically (e.g. the product of two integers). This is not so  
clear for the random number generating functions. I don't think it  
would hurt to add a brief sentence on this.


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