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Re: Bug in List::Util::shuffle ?

by PetaMem (Priest)
on Mar 23, 2009 at 08:58 UTC ( #752536=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Bug in List::Util::shuffle ?

Well - maybe not a bug, but does anyone know the answer to the question in this thread 5 years ago?

I asked myself the same question today. Unfortunately, the List::Util POD doesn't answer it, neither does the source or (lack of) remarks.

It certainly doesn't look like the Fisher-Yates described in the Perl Cookbook on p. 121

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Re^2: Bug in List::Util::shuffle ?
by Corion (Pope) on Mar 23, 2009 at 09:09 UTC

    The implementation seems to be identical to the modern version of the Fisher-Yates shuffle, as found again by Richard Durstenfeld and published by Donald Knuth.

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