[Haskell] Re: About Random Integer without IO

Dylan Thurston dpt at lotus.bostoncoop.net
Fri Nov 12 08:01:44 EST 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 02:15:51PM +0100, Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:
> First, we don't care about 'real random' numbers, actually there are
> problems even with their definition. We need sequences which
> *behave* randomly, from the point of view of feasible tests,
> spectral/statistical; correlational, etc.

While this is true (and important) for the applications you have in
mind, there are other applications.  For instance, in cryptography
there is often a need for true random numbers, or as close as you can

I'm not sure what the whole discussion is about, anyway.  Is it about
dealing with random numbers practically in Haskell?


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