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 +# $EPIC: srand.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/20 16:57:01 sthalik Exp $
 +======Synopsis:​======
 +$__srand__()
 +
 +======Technical:​======
 +   * All arguments, if any, are ignored.
 +   * This function "​seeds"​ the "​random number"​ generator with the current system time.  See the help file on [[Random_Numbers]] for more information about what seeding the "​random number"​ generator is good for.
 +   * This function returns the empty string.
 +
 +======Practical:​======
 +If you use the pseudo-random-number generator (described in the random
 +number help file), you will always get the same sequence of numbers each
 +time you use epic, unless you "​seed"​ the pseudo-random-number generator
 +first by calling the $srand() function. ​ If you do not use the pseudo-
 +random-number generator (and you don't, by default), then this function
 +has no effect and it is not neccesary to call it.
 +
 +======Returns:​======
 +This function always returns the empty string.
 +
 +======History:​======
 +This function first appeared in ircII.
  
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