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Mashew

srand(GetTickCount())?

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I keep seeing srand(GetTickCount()); in example code and I can't find what it is used for. I know it is for random numbers but, what does it do for the program? It really makes no sense. (I'm not using a book.)

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srand seeds the random number generator. Otherwise, if you don't seed the random number generator, you end up with same sequence of "random" numbers, every run.

You'll want to seed (srand) random number generator with a "random" number, such as with result of timeGetTime(), that returns elapsed time in milliseconds since system boot.

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