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Re: Empty Elements

by MarkM (Curate)
on Jun 09, 2003 at 04:47 UTC ( #264239=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Empty Elements

I believe you intended your second last line to read:

$DECK[$_-1] = $i;

Note, however, that your algorithm wastes valuable entropy, and is inefficient. Wasted entropy can reduce the effective period of a rand() function. The inner loop could also, in theory, loop indefinately (although for the expected scenario, it would loop 100 times or less).

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[chacham]: I'm sure this is old, but i just came across it: If you put a million monkeys at a million keyboards, one of them will eventually write a Java program. The rest of them will write Perl programs.
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