----- Original Message -----
From: "Pit Capitain" <pit / capitain.de>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: Biased weighted random?


> On 21 Apr 2003 at 22:57, Chris Pine wrote:
>
> > Interesting, but it is a different problem:  we weren't looking for a
> > shuffle (at least, I didn't think we were; perhaps I'm wrong!), we
wanted an
> > arbitrarily long sequence.
>
> Ah, I see. This is indeed a harder problem. Thanks for the
> clarification.

Well, I guess the problems are related. I see
a shuffle as being a sequence of a specific (as
opposed to an arbitrary) length. Unless I'm
missing something.

Hal