[Python-Dev] Counting collisions for the win
frank at sievertsen.de
Mon Jan 23 21:43:11 CET 2012
> Interesting idea, and I see it would avoid conversions. What happens
> if the data area also removed from the hash? So you enter 20
> colliding keys, then 20 more that get randomized, then delete the 18
> of the first 20. Can you still find the second 20 keys? Takes two
> sets of probes, somehow?
That's no problem, because the dict doesn't really free a slot, it
replaces the values with a dummy-values.
These places are later reused for new values or the whole dict is
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