FAQ: Functions - Built-in Functions

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I tried to copy the code into my own compiler on my computer but I get an error:
In function ‘int main()’:
random.cpp:6:10: error: ‘time’ was not declared in this scope
srand (time(NULL));
^~~~
random.cpp:6:10: note: suggested alternative: ‘tm’
srand (time(NULL));
^~~~
tm

Anybody who can explain what went wrong?

Make sure you add #include <iostream> at the beginning.

#include <iostream>

int main() {
  // This seeds the random number generator:
  srand (time(NULL));
  // Use rand() below to initialize the_amazing_random_number
  int the_amazing_random_number = rand() % 29;
  std::cout << the_amazing_random_number;
}