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  • i usually write that as

    perl -le 'print chr(65+rand(26))'

    your version is prettier, though :)

    (sorry, i'm not a java person)
    bgp is for those who can't keep it static long enough
    • That can come across as slightly more documented if you say:

      perl -le 'print chr(ord('A')+rand(26))'

      Then you don't have the potentially mystifying 65. (I fess up; I always have to look up the value of 'A' on an ASCII chart whenever I want to do anything like this.)

      Some languages will basically treat 'A' as an int and allow you to drop the ord(). Not Perl. Might work for Java, though.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers