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Re: Back to emacsclient/server

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Back to emacsclient/server
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 01:38:38 +0200
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"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 10/28/06, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Let's make (random 'random) generate a new seed, use it, then restore
>> the old one, so that it has no effect on the sequence. This is a much
>> smaller change than adding a means to read and set the random seed.

> But I think that's all unnecessary right now. As others have pointed
> out, several packages already do initialize the random seed for
> trivial reasons; I see no harm in doing the same in server.el. If your
> proposal (or any variant) is ever implemented, fixing server.el is a
> one-line change.

I agree.  I see no harm in doing (random t) in server.el.

If someone really want repeatable output from random, we _do_ need
at way to set the seed, e.g. (random &optional n seed)

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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