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Re: random doesn't feel very random

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: random doesn't feel very random
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:55:29 -0400

    > Why would extra invocations of (random t) cause repetitive behavior?

    Depends on how random your seed is.

(random t) calculates a seed based on the current time.
Unless it is done repeatedly in a very short time, that
should make a different seed each time.

Unless there is a bug in the code that initializes the seed.

Dr Richard Stallman
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