"random" select of item in inventory

Date: 01/24/97

I'm all around this one, but can't quite figure it out...
I'm doing a spec_proc in which I want an item
in the player's carried inventory selected and then
done something with... So far, here's what I've got:

struct obj_data *obj, *list, *obj_take;
int found, to_take;

  /* make sure they have objects, and count them */
  for (obj = list; obj; obj = obj->next_content) {
    if (CAN_SEE_OBJ(ch, obj)) {
      obj_count += obj_count;
      found = 1;
  /* they're carrying someting, so pick one */
  if (found == 1)
    to_take = number(1, obj_count);
    <dunno what goes here to get to_take translated 
      into obj_take>

Looks like IS_CARRYING_N won't do me any good.
So.. how can I convert "to_take" to a usuable object ?

If this is a silly, newish-C-programmer related question,
that'll suffice as an answer as well, and I'll go hit the books.



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