RAND(3) BSD Programmer's Manual RAND(3)NAME
rand, srand - bad random number generator
These interfaces are obsoleted by random(3).
The rand() function computes a sequence of pseudo-random integers in the
range of 0 to RAND_MAX (as defined by the header file <stdlib.h>).
The srand() function sets its argument as the seed for a new sequence of
pseudo-random numbers to be returned by rand(). These sequences are re-
peatable by calling srand() with the same seed value.
If no seed value is provided, the functions are automatically seeded with
a value of 1.
The rand() and srand() functions conform to ANSI C X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C
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