[Python-Dev] String hash function multiplier

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Apr 15 11:59:25 EDT 2004

    Tim> What makes the current stepping of some flavor of P4 overwhelmingly
    Tim> important <0.3 wink>?

Unrelated to this thread, what does "stepping" mean?  A quick Google search
for "Pentium stepping glossary" yielded this page


but doesn't explain why Intel uses "stepping" instead of "version" or


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