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Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 17:59:40 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> OTOH we should provide a way to seed the PRNG with an RN as well as to
> re-seed it with the same seed.

As long as you don't re-seed with /dev/random.  LispWorks 5.0 made that
mistake, which meant that you could only start one instance per second
(on machines without a high entropy source).

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