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Re: random doesn't feel very random

From: Leo
Subject: Re: random doesn't feel very random
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 07:04:02 +0800
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On 2012-08-31 23:06 +0800, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> As for whether they're bugs or not: I tend to agree that they're bugs,
> but since currently our PRNG is not automatically seeded, those packages
> that need their `random' to vary (IOW basically every package that
> uses random) have no other choice but to call (random t) explicitly at
> various times.

I have seen packages using the accidental return value of (random t) so
the misuse of (random t) is indeed misuse.


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