[swift-evolution] [Proposal] Random Unification

Shawn Erickson shawnce at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 12:07:54 CDT 2017

It would be nice to leverage range support instead of a start and end value
On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:52 AM Alejandro Alonso via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> Hello swift evolution, I would like to propose a unified approach to
> `random()` in Swift. I have a simple implementation here
> https://gist.github.com/Azoy/5d294148c8b97d20b96ee64f434bb4f5. This
> implementation is a simple wrapper over existing random functions so
> existing code bases will not be affected. Also, this approach introduces a
> new random feature for Linux users that give them access to upper bounds,
> as well as a lower bound for both Glibc and Darwin users. This change would
> be implemented within Foundation.
> I believe this simple change could have a very positive impact on new
> developers learning Swift and experienced developers being able to write
> single random declarations.
> I’d like to hear about your ideas on this proposal, or any implementation
> changes if need be.
> - Alejando
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