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

Terry Jones terry at jon.es
Wed Mar 25 02:06:10 CET 2009

>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> writes:
Greg> *All* shuffling algorithms are limited by that.

Greg> Think about it: A shuffling algorithm is a function from a random
Greg> number to a permutation. There's no way you can get more permutations
Greg> out than there are random numbers to put in.

Hi Greg

Maybe we should put a note to that effect in random.shuffle.__doc__ :-)



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