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On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Eero Pajarre <> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Mike Pall <> wrote:
>> Far from it! The 'standard' random number generator in Lua just
>> calls rand() from libc. This means you'll get 100% different
>> results for different platforms or different library versions.
>> It's not thread-safe either. To add insult to injury, on some
>> platforms you'll get 100% weak or non-uniform pseudo-random
>> numbers, too! Are you really, really sure you want that? :-)
> Yes!
> I DO want that!

I personally don't really care much about RNGs, but I agree the choice
should be orthogonal to the VM choice (plain Lua vs. LuaJIT)