Pseudorandom seeding across OSs
james at grok.ltd.uk
Sat Aug 27 12:13:27 CEST 2011
Thanks very much again for your response, and advice
On 27 Aug 2011, at 11:08, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> James Wanless <james at grok.ltd.uk> writes:
>> The most important part is to include a self-contained test case that
>> illustrates the problem.
> Yes, I was afraid you might say that ( :) ). If I get inspired I'll
> look into it (I guess it's something I'll need to investigate for
> ECPP now anyway) - but I make no promises!
> It is possible to write GMP application code that results in all sorts
> of machine dependent behaviour. Some GMP interfaces are inherently
> size dependent. The _ui functions when passed a 'long', might gove
> different results due to truncation in the caller.
> The fact that you have written some code that exhibits apparent type
> size dependent behaviour does not in any way indicate a bug in GMP.
> My suggestion is that you isolate the problem, and then, if the
> is to some extent related to GMP and you need to discuss the problem,
> you make a post here.
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