Vary range of uniform_int_distribution

Distribution objects are lightweight. Simply construct a new distribution when you need a random number. I use this approach in a game engine, and, after benchmarking, it’s comparable to using good old rand().

Also, I’ve asked how to vary the range of distribution on GoingNative 2013 live stream, and Stephen T. Lavavej, a member of the standard committee, suggested to simply create new distributions, as it shouldn’t be a performance issue.

Here’s how I would write your code:

using uint32 = unsigned int;

class Random {
    Random() = default;
    Random(std::mt19937::result_type seed) : eng(seed) {}
    uint32 DrawNumber(uint32 min, uint32 max);

    std::mt19937 eng{std::random_device{}()};

uint32 Random::DrawNumber(uint32 min, uint32 max)
    return std::uniform_int_distribution<uint32>{min, max}(eng);

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