Author image Gary Howland (PAUSE Custodial Account)

NAME

TrulyRandom - Perl interface to a truly random number generator function

SYNOPSIS

    use Math::TrulyRandom;
    
    $random = truly_random_value();

DESCRIPTION

The TrulyRandom module provides an ability to generate truly random numbers from within Perl programs. The source of the randomness is from interrupt timing discrepancies.

EXAMPLE

    $random = truly_random_value();

BUGS

The random numbers take a long time (in computer terms) to generate, so are only really useful for seeding pseudo random sequence generators.

COPYRIGHT

This implementation derives from the truly random number generator function developed by Matt Blaze and Don Mitchell, and is copyright of AT&T. Other parts of this perl extension are copyright of Systemics Ltd ( http://www.systemics.com/ ).