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Subject: Re: [PATCH] playlist and id3 fixes
From: Hardeep Sidhu (hardeeps_at_pobox.com)
I apologize for my brief description.
The web page posted by Jeff gives a good explanation as to why the new
algorithm is "better" then the previous. It's minor and probably won't make
much of a difference but I figured it wouldn't hurt to correct it (it's one
of those little things that would annoy me if I didn't -- pretty sad eh?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Waltzer" <jeffwaltzer_at_yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 7:56 AM
Subject: RE: [PATCH] playlist and id3 fixes
Did a little research with Google and found this link:
It recommends using (quoting from article)
> for (i is 1 to 3)
> Swap i with random position between i and 3
> for (i is 1 to n)
> Swap i with random position between 1 and n
(The change is the range starts with 'i' not '1')
But then when all is said and done it probably doesn't make that much
of a difference.
--- "Nielsen Linus (ext)" <Linus.Nielsen_at_elema.siemens.se> wrote:
> > playlist:
> > - The shuffle algorithm wasn't quite correct
> What was wrong about it?
> The current version runs through the list, swapping the song at the
> position with a random candidate from the entire list of files.
> Your version takes a random candidate from the list of remaining files.
> is that better?
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