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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Unit test lag?
Date Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:33:52 GMT
> Unit tests should generally be using a fixed seed and not need to load a
> secure seed from dev/random.  I would say that RandomUtils is probably the
> problem here.  The secure seed should be loaded lazily only if the test seed
> is not in use.

The problem, as I see it, is that the uncommons-math package start
initializing a random seed as soon as you touch it, whether you need
it or not. RandomUtils can only avoid this by avoiding uncommons-math
in unit test mode.

> --
> Ted Dunning, CTO
> DeepDyve

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