Talk:221: Random Number

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The syntax looks like perfectly valid java to me. 22:00, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Looks like Java to me too. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Java code for this would be something like "public static int fin(){}" or just "public int fin(){}". I think the code would still compile though without the public/private part. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
How can Java come to mind when it is pure C syntax, which predates Java by several years and is arguably better known. A feature of most languages is that they have a "C-like syntax". See, a whole page on Wikipedia - 19:53, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
"C-like syntax" is the best explain, this covers all. Even when I disagree that it's better known than Java these days.--Dgbrt (talk) 21:04, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Just to be particularly pedantic, the double slash for the comment (which is generally utilised in object oriented C-style languages) should be avoided in C to retain backwards compatibility with C89, although it's a valid construct in C99. I'd offer, too, that the lack of library inclusion suggests this isn't necessarily Java, though it's been a couple years since I've had the opportunity to code in it. Thokling (talk) 15:35, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
Not really worth putting effort in backward compatibility for stuff a simple regex can fix:
$ perl -pi.bak -e 's!//(.*)$!/\*$1\*/!' *.c 03:23, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

As a proof of good joke, RFC 1149 was successfully implemented several times. -- Hkmaly (talk) 08:55, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Actually, a poor “random” function like “return 4;” would be quickly determined by statistical test tools (Diehard, Dieharder, etc.) to generate very poor random number. Samiam (talk) 19:55, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

The number is random, I'm sure Randall really did this "fair dice roll". And even the name of the function is correct, it just returns a random number. A programmer would expect a random number generator, but Randall can't roll the dice all the time.--Dgbrt (talk) 21:37, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
<<sound of crickets chirping>> 02:24, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Playstation 3 jailbreak reference?

Isn't this a reference to Sony Playstation 3's random number generator function that allowed to discover the private key to 3.55 firmware? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The comic is from February 9, 2007. The 3.55 firmware was released December 7, 2010. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)