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Re: Hash Function

From: Dimitri Maziuk
Subject: Re: Hash Function
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:44:39 -0600
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On 12/05/2012 11:31 AM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:

> I know you already know these things, just kindly reminding other
> readers of kindergarten computer science.

Using the term "hash" for "associative array" is a perl-ism I'm guilty
of myself. In that context nobody cares how it is implemented, what's
important is that you use strings instead of integers for the keys.

I'm sure you know this, too:

The name of the song is called "Haddocks' Eyes".

'Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?' Alice said, trying to feel

'No, you don't understand,' the Knight said, looking a little vexed.
'That's what the name is called. The name really is "The Aged Aged Man".'

'Then I ought to have said "That's what the song is called"?' Alice
corrected herself.

'No, you oughtn't: that's quite another thing! The song is called "Ways
and Means": but that's only what it's called, you know!'

'Well, what is the song, then?' said Alice, who was by this time
completely bewildered.

'I was coming to that,' the Knight said. 'The song really is "A-sitting
On a Gate": and the tune's my own invention.'

Dimitri Maziuk
BioMagResBank, UW-Madison --

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