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Re: [feature/native-comp] breakage on build

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: [feature/native-comp] breakage on build
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 23:23:50 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

>>> The lenght of these hashes is coming directly from the algo we use
>>> (md5), I think collision is really not an issue so we can easlily short
>>> these.
>> A non-cryptographic 32-bit hash (64-bit if you are paranoid) should do
>> fine.
> We can also use base64 encoding instead of hex, so as to pack 50% more
> bits per byte.

That looks like a good idea until you take into account case-insensitive
file systems.

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