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[Caml-list] Hashtbl.hash and Hashtbl.hash_param
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Date: 2002-08-23 (15:48)
From: sebastien FURIC <sebastien.furic@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Hashtbl.hash and Hashtbl.hash_param

sebastien FURIC a écrit :
>  What kind of algorithm is used to compute the hash code of objects in
> O'Caml ?
>  Hashtbl.hash (List.map (fun x -> Random.int 100)
> [1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10]);;
>  always returns 0 (Hashtbl.hash_param has the same properties) which is
> a poor result !
>  What can I do if I don't know the size of the list in advance ?

 Of course, I know I could use functors to specify my own hash function.
 While prototyping I just would prefer an acceptable Hashtbl.hash
function to avoid writing "boring" code.

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