Cmdstan doesn't report random seed

I just realized starting v2.20.0 cmdstan doesn’t log random seed when it’s default. That is, the output

./bernoulli sample data


  seed = -1 (Default)

instead of the exact seed generated using system clock. IMO it’s a step back in reproducibility.

Is this a feature or bug?

Best guess is that started after

I am assuming this wasnt the intent, but havent gone through all the details of the PR. Mind filing a Cmdstan issue and we can resort this and it doesnt get burried in other Discourse posts? Thanks!


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