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[REBOL] Essay on Associative Data Stores Re:(4)

From: ole_f:post3:tele:dk at: 20-Sep-2000 14:30

Hi Larry, 19-Sep-2000 you wrote:
>What Joel writes about tradeoffs is true, but the most important thing to >know is that the REBOL hash! datatype only hashes strings (a little missing >documentation). For other datatypes, you just get a more expensive block >with no speed benefits. Jim has said that he will extend it to hash numbers >as well, but no schedule on that.
OK, thanks for the info. That scheme sounds reasonable to me, given that the only thing I've used hash tables for in the past has been strings. I don't immediately see any reason for having fast lookup on more advanced types. (But probably others immediately see the reason, no doubt ;-) ) Kind regards, -- Ole Friis <[ole_f--post3--tele--dk]> Amiga is a trademark of Amiga Inc.