Vitter's algorithm for random sampling

Joseph Rushton Wakeling joseph.wakeling at
Tue Sep 17 08:36:19 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 00:28:32 UTC, Andrei 
Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 9/16/19 5:05 PM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
>> On Monday, 16 September 2019 at 22:56:15 UTC, Jonathan Marler 
>> wrote:
>>> It says Andrei even merged :)
>> He did.  We even had some pre-submission discussions around it 
>> :-P
> Ouch. Apologies and thanks again for the great work!

Oh, no apology needed.  I'm not offended at all, just very amused 

I _am_ proud of that piece of work, though.  It was my first 
contribution to D, and of all the pieces code I've ever written 
it's one of the few that I think still unambiguously feels like 
it provided lasting value.  And I think your engagement with me, 
and help in clarifying the right things to do (together with 
others here on this forum) was very important both in terms of 
what I learned from it and also in helping me believe that I was 
genuinely capable of making worthwhile contributions to 
high-quality software projects.

So thanks for that.  In retrospect it really feels like an 
important turning-point for me career-wise :-)

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