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Re: [O] commit 7719734dd7 org-compat.el: New compatibility function `org
Re: [O] commit 7719734dd7 org-compat.el: New compatibility function `org-random'
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:02:47 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)
> The real problem is (random t) in previous versions of org-id.el.
> Do you mean this should be (random) instead of (random t) in those
> versions? Why? If so, we can simply get rid of the compatibility
> macro and use (random).
That would be the correct thing to do.
>> No package should ever use `(random t)´ at all and especially not
> I thought (random t) was okay especially because related functions
> (e.g. org-id-new) are *never* repeated at regular intervals.
That unfortunate misconception is built into many Emacs packages, hence
the effort to finally make this operation a no-op and move the seeding
of the PRNG to the Emacs init code.
> Besides, (random t) is documented in Emacs <24.3 and XEmacs.
Sure, but you still aren't supposed to re-seed a PRNG each time you want
a random number from it. Especially not with the seeding method that
Emacs used to use. Each Emacs session should call `(random t)´ exactly
once, in the user init file.
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