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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.


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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