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Re: random doesn't feel very random

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: random doesn't feel very random
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:41:13 -0400

    Given the widespread use of (random t) it should probably be made a
    no-op and a separate API to provide a local state for application that
    wish to control it for whatever reason should be made available.

It is a feature that, if you don't call (random t), `random' returns
a predictable sequence.  That is good for debugging.

Perhaps we should create a different interface for that feature
and make the default truly random.

Dr Richard Stallman
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