Could you plz tell me why this doesn't work?

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    static List<List<Integer>> result = new ArrayList<List<Integer>>();
    public static void permutation(List<Integer> prefix, List<Integer> post) {
    		if (post.size() == 0)
    		else {
    			for (int i = 0; i < post.size(); i++) {
    				List<Integer> temp = post;
    				permutation(prefix, temp);

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    Looks like in the for loop, you are keeping adding new elements into prefix, and pass it to the next iteration without restore its original status.

    For example, when i = 0, you have modified prefix as prefix = prefix.add(post.get(0)). Note that the modified prefix is brought into the next loop, where i = 1. So in this loop you add an element to the modified prefix rather than the original one.

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