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Re: [PATCH] Support for SRFI 27

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support for SRFI 27
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 16:57:13 +0200
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Andreas Rottmann <address@hidden> writes:

> Attached is my take on adding SRFI 27 "Sources of Random Bits".

Nice!  Looks good to me.  Could you also add a node to

> +;; These tests are commented out since it /could/ happen that
> +;; `random-source-randomize!' (or `random-source-pseudo-randomize!') puts the
> +;; RNG into a state where it generates the same number as before. If you run
> +;; them manually, they should have a very high chance of passing, though.

Perhaps you could run them anyway and throw 'unresolved when they appear
to fail?  The guardian tests do that when it’s impossible to determine
whether it’s a failure or whether some unrelated phenomenon prevented
the test to pass.


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