Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/01/31/01:41:50

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 22:40:18 -0800 (PST)
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To: Myknees AT aol DOT com
From: Nate Eldredge <eldredge AT ap DOT net>
Subject: Re: Documentation [was Re: Random implementation]
Cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com

At 11:22  1/29/1998 EST, Myknees AT aol DOT com wrote:
>In a message dated 98-01-29 22:26:14 EST, DJ Delorie writes:
>>  Note that anyone who feels that the documentation should have more
>>  information in it - of any type - is welcome to mail diffs to the
>>  mailing list.  It's the DJGPP way - if you see something that needs
>>  fixing, fix it!
>Well, OK.  I wish I knew more about srand() & rand(), but here are diffs:
>> This function must be seeded before first calling it, e.g. by using
>> the function srand().
>At least I think that's how to use diff!  (What a newbie I am!)
The `-c' switch to `diff' is usually encouraged, since it creates a `context
diff'. This will let the diff work even if the file it is applied to differs
somewhat from your original. Also, since the library docs are written in
Texinfo, so should any additions. Looking at other docs sources is a big
help here. In this case, `srand' should be written inside an `@code{   }'
directive, and I believe by convention parenthesis are not used when
mentioning functions by name.

Nate Eldredge
eldredge AT ap DOT net

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