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srand

(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

srand -- Seed the random number generator

Description

void srand ( int seed)

Seeds the random number generator with seed.

<?php
// seed with microseconds
function make_seed() {
    list($usec, $sec) = explode(' ', microtime());
    return (float) $sec + ((float) $usec * 100000);
}
srand(make_seed());
$randval = rand();
 ?>

Note: As of PHP 4.2.0, there is no need to seed the random number generator with srand() or mt_srand() as this is now done automatically.

See also rand(), getrandmax() and mt_srand().

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