[Haskell-cafe] A Random Question

Dominic Steinitz dominic.steinitz at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Dec 15 06:27:30 EST 2007

> What do you need, i.e., what meaning do you attribute to the words
> "predictable" and "arbitrary"? 

Apologies - I didn't explain my problem clearly.

I want to say something like:

instance Arbitrary Foo where
   arbitrary = choose (Foo 1, Foo 5)

but the "random" values are generated by my own random number generator
not the standard one.

Does that make sense? The reason I'm trying to do this is I am
generating random test data but some of it needs to be predictable.

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