[mercury-users] Converting time_t to int using common library?

Peter Schachte schachte at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Feb 15 16:01:51 AEDT 2007

Ralph Becket wrote:
> certain
> members of the Mercury team are adamant that only having a rubbish RNG
> in the library is a good thing because it forces people who actually
> care about having decent random numbers to do their homework.  I remain
> unconvinced by this argument...

By that same argument, we shouldn't have maps or graphs or pretty much anything
else in the library, either.  Getting people to do their homework is a good
argument for not answers netnews posts, but not for omitting code from the library.

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