[Pkg] The Trunk: Collections-dtl.437.mcz

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Thu Apr 7 00:24:00 UTC 2011

David T. Lewis uploaded a new version of Collections to project The Trunk:

==================== Summary ====================

Name: Collections-dtl.437
Author: dtl
Time: 6 April 2011, 8:23:37.222 pm
UUID: c1d30608-bcc0-4bb7-205a-2af7a46c1508
Ancestors: Collections-ul.436

Projects reloaded from disk should not repeat previous random sequences for #atRandom.


Add class Collection to the startUp list. Re-seed the generator as per Etoys practice but use existing Random>>initialize to provide the seed.

=============== Diff against Collections-ul.436 ===============

Item was changed:
  ----- Method: Collection class>>initialize (in category 'class initialization') -----
  	"Set up a Random number generator to be used by atRandom when the 
  	user does not feel like creating his own Random generator."
  	RandomForPicking := Random new.
+ 	MutexForPicking := Semaphore forMutualExclusion.
+ 	Smalltalk addToStartUpList: self!
- 	MutexForPicking := Semaphore forMutualExclusion!

Item was added:
+ ----- Method: Collection class>>startUp (in category 'system startup') -----
+ startUp
+ 	"Reseed the random generator at startup time such that a reloaded
+ 	project will not repeat a previous pseudo-random sequence when
+ 	selecting at random from a collection."
+ 	MutexForPicking
+ 		critical: [RandomForPicking initialize]!

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