Globally instantiated "Random"
I have a solver that I have I built that uses random numbers in a number of places. In the existing code, if a new "Random()" object is instantiated in more than one place, the random numbers are re-seeded (usually with the same seed) every time a new object is created.
In 1.5.x I changed Random() to initialise it self, and only reseed if explicitly asked. As follows:
But before I do, i need to know if what I am doing is a good idea?
will this have any unforseen side effects? (so far I haven't come across any).
Is it worth including upstream?
It should be entirely compatible with existing code, but allows you to grab a random number anywhere by using
Am i missing something?
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