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How should we handle random number generation in languages without it built in? [duplicate]

A number of programming languages have no built-in way to generate random numbers. How are we able to include these languages in a challenge requiring random output?
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Are non-uniform random distributions allowed?

I posted a challenge that requires programs to generate a random number in a range, and one answer used the rgeom function from R. This function uses a geometric ...
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What are the standard requirements for answering a [random] challenge?

There are lots of of challenges involving randomness. However, not all languages have a built-in method for randomness. Some languages, like python or most golfing languages make it really easy. You ...
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Is the current time or date with modulo random enough?

Several questions have recently been asking about random. I see a lot of answers in those questions using the date not as a seed but as the random number that is then modulo'ed. Seen in Java: ...