Commit a632b0df authored by Committed by Steve LhommeBrowse files
compat: fix jrand48()
According to the manpage, jrand48() must return a signed long integer uniformly distributed over the interval [-2^31, 2^31). The old implementation first computed iterate48(), which returns a positive 48-bit integer (as 'uint64_t', then cast to 'int64_t'). Once right-shifted by 16 bits, the result is guaranteed to be a 32-bit positive integer as 'int64_t'. It is then (implicitly) cast to 'long' to match the return type. When the 32th bit is 0 (i.e. the value fits in 31-bit), then everything is ok. However, when the 32nd bit is 1, then there are two cases (which are both incorrect): - if the 'long' type is 32-bit on the platform, then conversion from 'int64_t' to 'long' is undefined; - if the 'long' type is more than 32-bit, then the resulting value will be a positive integer in the interval [0, 2^32), whereas jrand48() must return a value in the interval [-2^31, 2^31).