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Re: (random t) always returns the same number under HP-UX 10.20

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: (random t) always returns the same number under HP-UX 10.20
Date: 03 Dec 2001 16:32:59 +0100
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Klaus Zeitler <address@hidden> writes:

|> (random t) always returns the same number when I call it
|> right after starting emacs -q. According to the docu this call should set a
|> random seed from the current time and pid.
|> It works fine on my Linux PC, but under HP-UX 10.20 I always get the same
|> number.

Could you please try this patch if it helps:

2001-12-03  Andreas Schwab  <address@hidden>

        * fns.c (Frandom): Cast argument of seed_random to the expected

--- src/fns.c.~1.303.~  Wed Nov 14 09:47:07 2001
+++ src/fns.c   Mon Dec  3 16:26:41 2001
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@
   unsigned long denominator;
   if (EQ (n, Qt))
-    seed_random (getpid () + time (NULL));
+    seed_random ((long) (getpid () + time (NULL)));
   if (NATNUMP (n) && XFASTINT (n) != 0)
       /* Try to take our random number from the higher bits of VAL,


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