|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
I meant my alternative reading of the criteria. That of "No column will end up in the same place". Unless I am reading his code wrong, it is possible that a given column could be swapped twice and end up in it's original position.
Indeed, if his Fischer-Yates shuffle is correct, this has to be a possibility in order to meet the fairness criteria. All possible outcomes, including a resultant where the output is in the same ordering as the input have to have equal chance.
I realise that by his original reading, swapping the order of a column twice, so that it ends up back in its original position, meets that criteria. However, the phraseology of the criteria is such, and the nature of the F_Y shuffle such, that explicitely noting it as a criteria made me consider the possibility that my alternative reading might be the true intent.
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