Generate a pseudo-random nonnegative long integer in a thread-safe manner
#include <stdlib.h> long nrand48( unsigned short xsubi[3] );
libc
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
The nrand48() function uses a linear congruential algorithm and 48-bit integer arithmetic to generate a nonnegative long integer uniformly distributed over the interval [0, 2^{31}].
The xsubi array should contain the desired initial value; this makes nrand48() thread-safe, and lets you start a sequence of random numbers at any known value.
A pseudo-random long integer.
Safety: | |
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Cancellation point | No |
Interrupt handler | No |
Signal handler | No |
Thread | Yes |