By Jochen Voss, on
I just tried to find out what the default random number generator of
the Go programming language is. The
source code for this RNG can be found in the file
the only reference in the source code is the cryptic comment
by DP Mitchell and JA Reeds. Does anybody have a reference for this,
or can at least identify
DP Mitchell or
JA Reeds? Some
things I tried:
Mitchellin the context of random number generation, I found references to the following article: D. Mitchell,
Nonlinear Key Generators,Cryptologia, vol. 14, pp. 350-354, 1990. I hoped that this article may allow me to find an affiliation for
D. Mitchell, but unfortunately it seems to have been removed(!) from the journal. The table of contents shows a gap between pages 349 and 355.
Any hints about where the algorithm comes from would be most welcome.
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