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From: Julien Signoles <Julien.Signoles@l...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Efficient and canonical set representation?
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons wrote:

> Patricia sets seem to be what you are looking for.
>  (1). Efficient usual operations (lookup, insertion, union)
>  (2). Structural equality
>
> Their only problem is that they cannot handle polymorphic orderable
> types but only integers...
>
> Hash the data, use this key to insert it in a patricia map and solve
> the collisions by chaining in an ordered list (with the polymorphic
> [compare] function). (1) and (2) still hold under usual hypothesis on
> the rate of collisions.
>
> A few changes to JCF's implementation should be enough.

I think JCF's Hmap module is what you want.
A hmap is a map over hash-consed values implemented as Patricia Trees.
See http://www.lri.fr/~filliatr/software.en.html for more details.

Julien Signoles
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