[Haskell-cafe] Announce: mersenne-random 0.1, very fast pseudo-random number generation for Haskell

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Tue Jan 22 06:18:04 EST 2008

Don Stewart wrote:
> I'm pleased to announce the creation of the mersenne-random package,

Excellent! We were just discussing that.

> ...the implementation we bind to is heavily
> impure, so only a single generator is possible per-process (splitting
> generators is also not supported)...
> Note that the cpu isn't detected automatically, so to turn on SIMD flags
> for your cpu, you'll need to build it by hand

These are critical pieces of information. The only place I see them
is in this email. Perhaps you should add them to the description on
the Hackage page? Or at least to the README?

> Some light abstractions are implemented over the raw C interface, including
> a type class for SFMT-generated Haskell values, and lists of those values.

Haddocks for this?


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