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Bug #10449 shuffle() function crashes PHP
Submitted: 2001-04-23 01:24 UTC Modified: 2002-04-03 00:00 UTC
Votes:1
Avg. Score:1.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: sthurrowgood at yahoo dot com dot au Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: Solaris
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-04-23 01:24 UTC] sthurrowgood at yahoo dot com dot au
I know it is a known problem with the rand() implementation on some systems - so my question is: Why not implement the shuffle function in a way that does not stuff up on some systems e.g. use the mt_rand() function with its known randomness and known random implementation - and save everyone on Solaris systems (and possibly others) from having to write their own shuffle functions (which I have be forced to do).

Thanks.

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 [2001-10-21 01:30 UTC] sniper@php.net
This is another report about shuffle() problems.
And using mt_rand() would (IMO) be a good solution.

 [2002-02-26 21:51 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
Is this still a issue?
Reporter, could you update php version if you have problem with 4.1.1, or close this bug if you have problem.
Thank you.
 [2002-04-03 00:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 
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