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cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Sun Mar 7 13:04:46 PST 2004
On Sun, 7 Mar 2004 22:34:06 +0200 (EET)
Narvi <narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Mar 2004, Chris Pressey wrote:
> > I don't think that this invalidates my (/Colin's) point, which I'll
> > restate for clarity:
> > The goal of computing a hash value is to reduce the search space.
> > (Surely this hasn't really changed, even in the most new-fangled
> > variation on the hash table theme?)
> > And if the search space is already small, the reduction will be
> > insignificant compared to the time taken to compute the hash value.
> I'm not saying that hash tables are the be and end all of data structures
> at all.
OK; I didn't think you were saying that anyway.
> so, can we agree to be in violent agreement?
Logically not, if you hold my statements to be incorrect. :)
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