[texhax] random order

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Oct 13 13:31:09 CEST 2006

On Oct 13, 2006, at 7:04 AM, Oleg Katsitadze wrote:

> In plain TeX you can try the code below.  It will produce
> identical results for different runs if those runs occur
> within the same minute, because random.tex uses the seed
> which changes only every minute -- that's what \time
> returns.

Here's a thought:

Why not use some combination of the current page and chapter /  
section (and sub-section?) numbers (if positive) to get the seed?

That way the ordering of the random elements would remain consistent  
so long as the pagination / placement doesn't change.

Trust me on this, your proofreaders will appreciate it.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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