[REBOL] Re: hash questions
From: holger:rebol at: 8-Jan-2002 12:47
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 12:26:24PM -0800, Larry Palmiter wrote:
> Hi David,
> Joel has already given an excellent overview of using the hash! datatype. I
> just want to mention an additional issue with the hash! type.
> AFAIK, Only strings and integers are hashed to provide fast search. So for a
> block which contains consecutive key-value pairs, converting the block to a
> hash will be a benefit only when the keys are either integers or strings.
> Does anyone know if other REBOL datatypes can be hashed?
string, issue, binary, image, file, email, url, tag, word, set-word,
get-word, lit-word, refinement, logic, integer, char, decimal, money,
time, date, tuple, pair, object.
A lot more than just integers and strings :).