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Vectors and constructors with rand()

So here is a silly mistake I just made; say Foo is a class whose constructor includes setting a variable randomly and you want a population of Foos, then

vector foos(n,foo);

isn’t what you want, this only calls the Foo constructor once and then makes n copies of the result, so the random value is the same for each instance! You need

vector foos;
for(int i=0;i<n;++)
Foo foo;

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