(Off) Re: [plt-scheme] Re: please help with generating random permutation

From: Erich Rast (erich at snafu.de)
Date: Mon Sep 14 11:45:32 EDT 2009

> You may not be  
> aware, but your problem is one of a class of problems that are an  
> active area of research in math:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_division

FYI, skimming over this wikipedia entry reminded me of a related topic
that Schneier recently discussed under the label 'self-enforcing


Well-known example: To share a cake in a fair way between two persons,
one of them cuts it into two pieces and the other one is allowed to
choose the piece he likes.



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