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Date: 2005-02-07 (03:15)
From: Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The boon of static type checking
On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 00:30:12 +0200
Radu Grigore <> wrote:

> On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 06:59:52 -0800 (PST), skaller
> <> wrote:
> > If you know something of the distribution of your keys,
> > which are strings, you can also make this much faster
> > by indexing using some suitable monotonic function
> > on the string prefix, and only sorting equivalent
> > strings.
> This is a nice idea that crossed my mind. If a simpler (to code)
> solution won't work I'll definitely try it.

Sounds a little like a simplified version of a TRIE:

  Erik de Castro Lopo (Yes it's valid)
"The one thing that reading these five books has hammered home is how
much C++ has turned into 3 languages stuck in a bag fighting to get
out. Low C++, High C++, and Generic C++."