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On 2002/11/16 13:23:21, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@tecgraf.puc-> wrote:

>>Now, we don't have a time() function...
> Lua 5.0 has a time() function.
>>Perhaps try:
>>dostring("timev = " .. date('%Y') .. date('%j') ..
>>  date('%H') .. date('%M') .. date('%S'))
>>or other combinations of these values.
>>There may be a simpler method...
> Yes, try:
>      randomseed(date"%Y%m%d%H%M%S")
> --lhf

Oh, so all mathlib functions can take a string as a number input? And 
probably all library functions needing a number, as they use internally 

I have missed this feature. Is it in the manual? Oh, yes, in "4.2 - 
Coercion". Forgot it :-) The kind of seemingly innocent sentence that goes 
unnoticed but is really signifiant...

Philippe Lhoste (Paris -- France)
Professional programmer and amateur artist