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bug #52462: Support reproducible builds by seeding hdtbl's RNG

Submitted by:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted on:  Mon 20 Nov 2017 02:34:29 AM UTC  
Category:  Macro - others Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  New feature Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Open/Closed:  Closed Planned Release:  1.22.4

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Mon 20 Nov 2017 02:34:29 AM UTC, original submission:  

When A/Bing roff documents after a build to see what I broke with my changes, I always have to ignore the numerous color changes caused by contrib/hdtbl/examples/common.roff seeding its random number generator with the current date/time and process ID.

Fortunately, the same file offers a seeding function.

Change the examples to seed the RNG, and explain why in a comment.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-06-18 gbranden Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Planned ReleaseNone => 1.22.4
    2017-11-20 gbranden StatusIn Progress => Fixed

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