Is Random Class not based on JLS?

Jiro KANAYAMA majiro at
Mon Mar 8 00:18:55 PST 1999

I'm interested in JLS-compatibility of kaffe coreAPI.
Pleased to meet you.:-)

By the way, I found that Random Class is ( probably ) not based on JLS.
I want to hear your opinion.

JLS describes for Random class below.

| 21.9 The Class java.util.Random
| ...
| Java implementations must use all the algorithms shown here for the
| class Random, for the sake of absolute portability of Java
| code.
| ...

In the case of kaffe-1.0.b3, Random class is implemented by different
routine and the routine return different random value from JLS based
routine in same seed.

I think that it means "absolute portability" is not guaranteed.

What do you think that?


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