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Re^10: elsif chain vs. dispatch

by Marshall (Monsignor)
on Apr 28, 2009 at 04:49 UTC ( #760503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^9: elsif chain vs. dispatch
in thread elsif chain vs. dispatch

The claim was made Perl detects if too many keys hash to the same bucket, the hash is expanded in size and the keys reinserted, spreading over more buckets.

Where did that idea come up?

If Perl detects num_entries > num_buckets, that will trigger more buckets.

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