[cfe-dev] std::tr1::variate_generator

Howard Hinnant hhinnant at apple.com
Thu Apr 5 14:39:52 PDT 2012

On Apr 5, 2012, at 5:00 PM, Fletcher, John P wrote:

> Hello
> I am attempting to convert some code which compiles with g++ 4.4 to work with Clang31 and libc++.
> The code includes  <tr1/random> which exists in the g++ includes but not in libcxx/include.
> libc++ does have a file <random> which does have most of the things needed but not the template class variate_generator defined like this in <tr1/random>
>  template<typename _Engine, typename _Dist>
>    class variate_generator
> Is there an equivalent in libc++ or should I just import the g++ 4.4 file?
> Thanks
> John
> P.S.  The full set of defines being made in the code are:
>    std::tr1::mt19937 uint_gen;
>    std::tr1::uniform_real<double> uniform_dist;
>    std::tr1::variate_generator< std::tr1::mt19937, std::tr1::uniform_real<double> > uniform_gen;
>    std::tr1::normal_distribution<double> normal_dist;
>    std::tr1::variate_generator< std::tr1::mt19937, std::tr1::normal_distribution<double> > normal_gen;

libc++ does not implement TR1, but does have a complete implementation of C++11.  In C++11 <random> is in namespace std, not std::tr1.  Also variate_generator was removed from the C++11 spec in N1933 dated 2006-02-23.  The rationale for this removal is in the paper and will likely more clearly explain how to modify your code than I could here.  Here is a link to the paper:



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