he book shows how to shuffle a stack or list of cards. The easiest method to shuffle a
stack of 32 cards is to generate a random number from 1 to 32 and move that card to the top
of a new stack. Then repeat this process until all cards have been moved. There is only one
problem: To ensure to not draw the same card twice.
o ensure this you can either check if the drawn card already is in the destination stack
or to remove it from the source stack after moving. The first method seems to be easier
to implement but it is very dangerous. In the case the random number generator returns bad
numbers only the shuffle function may hang in an endless-loop because the function wants to
move the same card again and again. So the second method is much saver. But it is a bit
more difficult to implement.
he shuffling function is using a for-loop for every card in the source stack. In that loop
it draws a random card from 1 to the number of cards in that stack. That card is being
moved to the result stack and then removed from the source stack. In the next loop the
upper limit for the random number is reduced by 1.
'Author : Daniel, Master Sourcerer at Kitana's Cas...
'Last change: August 1, 2001
'Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
$LIB ALL OFF
'Initialize random number generator
'Read card names and colors
FOR I%=0 TO 3:READ CARDCOLOR%(I%):NEXT I%
FOR I%=0 TO 7:READ CARDNAME$(I%):NEXT I%
'Create a list of all 32 cards
FOR I%=1 TO 32
CARDS$=CARDS$+CHR$(I%) 'every character represents ...
'Show shuffled cards
X%=2:Y%=1 'output position
FOR I%=1 TO LEN(CARDS$)
C%=ASC(MID$(CARDS$,I%,1))-1 'draw card
CL%=INT(C%/8) 'card color