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(random t) always returns the same number


From: Klaus Zeitler
Subject: (random t) always returns the same number
Date: 25 Jan 2001 13:19:49 +0100

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Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
translators to read other languages for them.

In GNU Emacs 20.7.2 (hppa2.0-hp-hpux10.20, Motif)
 of Thu Dec 14 2000 on nbghs10
configured using `configure  --with-gcc 
--prefix=/vol/freeware/HP-UX-B.10.20/emacs/20.7 
--sharedstatedir=/vol/freeware/HP-UX-B.10.20/emacs/20.7/share 
--with-x-toolkit=motif --x-includes=/usr/include/X11R6 
--x-libraries=/usr/lib/X11R6 --with-pop'

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I noticed that (random t) always returns the same number when I call it
RIGHT after starting emacs. According to the docu this call should set a
random seed from the current time and pid.
BTW I get a different seed under Solaris or Linux, only under HP-UX 10.20
I always get the same number.


Recent input:
down-mouse-1 double-down-mouse-1 double-mouse-1 down-mouse-1 
double-down-mouse-1 double-mouse-1 menu-bar help-menu 
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