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

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Tue Jan 22 11:30:11 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?

It is mentioned in the readme, and the cabal file.

> > 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?

It is fully haddocked, with examples. I'm waiting on hackage.haskell.org
to regenerate the docs. Until then, docs are here:


-- Don

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