Shuffling by hand must be done really well. That computer dealt hands are sometimes seen as being different from hand dealt ones is not the fault of reliable software but of inadequate shuffling.
Dealing into 5 piles back and forth 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 (and then combining 1st and 5th) is OK but not goulashing nor back and forth in 4 piles 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4.
That hands will be totally random, however dealt, is enshrined. Events designed for the replaying of past deals (eg Queensland Wide Pairs) are excluded from this requirement.
The use of "deck" for "pack" causes no problem.
6E4 allows computer dealing to be used and specifically excludes special settings from being used.
If scores are to be compared across a number of sections as with Across the Field Scoring then clearly reshuffling a board in one section is not going to be helpful.
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