[Tutor] Hashing

charlie derr wrong@crosswinds.net
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 09:43:17 -0400

+> aren't these values supposed to be unique?
+They couldn't be. hash() should be (is) able map a potentially infinite
+number of objects to the finite set of integers. Note that integers
+(except -1, see Danny's reply) are their own hashes, which already uses
+the set of all possible hash numbers once.

thanx very much to both you and Danny -- quite enlightening