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From: Daniel Ortmann <ortmann@v...>
Subject: Re: Alternative generic hash function
Damien Doligez <Damien.Doligez@inria.fr> writes:

> Some people are already complaining about the maximum size of arrays.  And
> it's true that 16 megabytes is quite small.

Microprocessor and ASIC engineering frequently needs to handle sets of data
larger than 20GB ... I've heard of some data requirements of 50GB.

And that is RAM, not just virtual memory.  Without the that much RAM the
programs thrash to death.

Perl hashes have been indispensable.

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