[New-bugs-announce] [issue16427] Faster hash implementation

Serhiy Storchaka report at bugs.python.org
Wed Nov 7 13:38:49 CET 2012

New submission from Serhiy Storchaka:

In the discussion of issue14621 it was noted that much more complex hash algorithms can overtake the current one due to the fact that they process more data at a time.  Here is a patch that implements this idea for the current algorithm.  Also code duplication removed.


$ ./python -m timeit -n 1 -s "t = b'a' * 10**8"  "hash(t)"
$ ./python -m timeit -n 1 -s "t = 'a' * 10**8"  "hash(t)"
$ ./python -m timeit -n 1 -s "t = '\u0100' * 10**8"  "hash(t)"
$ ./python -m timeit -n 1 -s "t = '\U00010000' * 10**8"  "hash(t)"

Results on 32-bit Linux on AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+:

       original  patched    speedup

bytes  181 msec  45.7 msec  4x
UCS1   429 msec  45.7 msec  9.4x
UCS2   179 msec  92 msec    1.9x
UCS4   183 msec  183 msec   1x

If the idea is acceptable, I will create benchmarks for short strings.

components: Interpreter Core
files: fast_hash.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 175093
nosy: serhiy.storchaka
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Faster hash implementation
type: performance
versions: Python 3.4
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file27920/fast_hash.patch

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