On 26 Jun 2002 at 19:20, David Abrahams wrote:
Noticing that also left me with a question: how come everybody in the world hasn't stolen as much as possible from the Python hashing implementation? Are there a billion such 10-years'-tweaked implementations lying around which all perform comparably well?
Jean-Claude Wippler and Christian Tismer did some benchmarks against other implementations. IIRC, the only one in the same ballpark was Lua's (which, IIRC, was faster at least under some conditions).
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