[Python-ideas] About adding a new iterator methodcalled"shuffled"

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Tue Mar 24 23:20:39 CET 2009

> Note that using sorting to shuffle is likely very inefficient.

Who cares?  The OP's goal was to save a few programmer
clock cycles so he could in-line what we already get from
random.shuffle().  His request is use case challenged
(very few programs would benefit and those would only
save a line or two).  If he actually cares about O(n) time
then it's trivial to write:

    s = list(iterable)
    for elem in s:
         . . .

But if he want's to mush it on one-line, I gave a workable


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