[Ecls-list] RANDOM on a positive bignum always returns zero

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll lisp at arrakis.es
Thu Jan 13 10:34:18 UTC 2005

Paul Dietz wrote:

>The bug in the Subject is interfering with using
>the gcl random tester on ecl.
Can you elaborate a little more on this? I do not see this problem in my 
box :-/ Is there a way I can reproduce the problems using your test suite?

ECL (Embeddable Common-Lisp) 0.9e
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Copyright (C) 1993 Giuseppe Attardi
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Type :h for Help.  Top level.
 > (random (1+ most-positive-fixnum))
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 > (random (* 2 most-positive-fixnum))
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 > (random (expt most-positive-fixnum 2))
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