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NAME

       random - Create and manipulate randomizer channels

SYNOPSIS

       package require Tcl

       package require memchan

       random

DESCRIPTION

       random creates  a random channel which absorbs everything written into it and uses it as a
              seed for a random number generator. This generator  is  used  to  create  a  random
              sequence  of  bytes  when  reading from the channel. It is not possible to seek the
              channel.

OPTIONS

       Memory channels created by random provide one additional option to set or query.

       -delay ?milliseconds?
              A random channel is always writable and readable. This means  that  all  fileevent-
              handlers  will  fire  continuously.  To avoid starvation of other event sources the
              events raised by this channel type have a configurable delay. This option is set in
              milliseconds and defaults to 5.

SEE ALSO

       fifo, fifo2, memchan, null, zero

KEYWORDS

       channel, i/o, in-memory channel, random

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2004 Pat Thoyts <patthoyts@users.sourceforge.net>