Hash stability

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Jan 13 23:42:31 EST 2012

On the Python Dev mailing list, there is a discussion going on about the 
stability of the hash function for strings.

How many people rely on hash(some_string) being stable across Python 
versions? Does anyone have code that will be broken if the string hashing 
algorithm changes?


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