The same thing is happening with the V8 PRNG and our random identifiers — under certain conditions, the PRNG’s lack of randomness is making it less likely that we’ll see a collision.In this case the generator’s determinism worked in our favor, but that’s not always true. The general lesson here is that, even for a high quality PRNG, you can’t assume a random distribution unless the generator’s cycle length is much larger than the number of random values you’re generating.
Interesting read, even if it was a bit above my understanding. -Deozaan (November 21, 2015, 05:02 PM)
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