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## Re: random's interval

**From**: |
Rupert Swarbrick |

**Subject**: |
Re: random's interval |

**Date**: |
Tue, 26 May 2009 09:54:54 +0100 |

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Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>* Could the interval for the integers returned please be described with*
>* a less math jargong in the doc string?*
How about something like the following? Those who are comfortable with
interval notation can read [a,b) an awful lot faster than any sentence
one could construct.
Rupert
Return a pseudo-random number.
All integers representable in Lisp are equally likely.
On most systems, this is 29 bits' worth.
With positive integer LIMIT, return a random number greater than or
equal to zero and strictly less than limit. That is, the result lies in
the interval [0,LIMIT).
With argument t, set the random number seed from the current time and pid.
Other values of LIMIT are ignored.

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**random's interval**, *Lennart Borgman*, `2009/05/25`
**Re: random's interval**,
*Rupert Swarbrick* **<=**