[Bug 193147] New: [patch] Change rand(3) to random(3) in awk(1)

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            Bug ID: 193147
           Summary: [patch] Change rand(3) to random(3) in awk(1)
           Product: Base System
           Version: 10.0-STABLE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: Needs Triage
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: horus.li at gmail.com

Created attachment 146536
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=146536&action=edit
The patch.

Change rand(3) to random(3) can result in better randomness.
Other implementations such as OSX's awk & gawk already made this change.
Discussion in freebsd-hackers received positive feedbacks, details can be found

[1] https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2014-August/045917.html

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