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[PATCH] Add hash_contains function

From: Colin Watson
Subject: [PATCH] Add hash_contains function
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 03:22:38 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

I looked at converting man-db to use Gnulib's hash implementation rather
than its own.  One obstacle seems to be that there is one place where
man-db cares about the difference between a key not being in the hash at
all, and a key being in the hash but with a NULL value (in Perl syntax,
the difference between 'not exists $hash{$key}' and 'not defined
$hash{$key}').  I haven't spent much time looking at the relevant code
and so it may well be that it can be rewritten to avoid relying on this
distinction, but in general it does seem like a useful distinction to
draw; most high-level languages' built-in hash implementations allow you
to ask whether a key exists without testing the truth of its value.

The attached patch adds this feature.


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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