This post is part of a series of posts on implementing a minimal version of QuickCheck from scratch. The source code is available on GitHub.
Two generators are required for this, which have been ported already on previous posts:
Operators.int64<^T>
) to an existing generatorThe long integers are going to be generated by the integer returned by the first generator and then multiplied by a 16-bit^{1} integer’s largest possible value.
Given the above, a long integer generator can be written as:
/// <summary>
/// Generates a 64-bit integer (with absolute value bounded by the generation
/// size multiplied by 16-bit integer's largest possible value).
/// </summary>
let int64 = Gen.int |> Gen.map (fun n -> Operators.int64 (n * 32767))
val int64 : Gen<int64>
Finally, here are some sample long integers:
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = -294903L
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = -32767L
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = 163835L
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = 131068L
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = -65534L
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = 229369L
> Gen.int64 |> Gen.generate;;
val it : int64 = 393204L
To be more precise, I should use a 32-bit integer’s largest possible value, but then the generated numbers become very big and less interesting. ↩
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