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Re^6: "Just use a hash": An overworked mantra?

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Dec 25, 2011 at 09:58 UTC ( #945058=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: "Just use a hash": An overworked mantra?
in thread "Just use a hash": An overworked mantra?

Even if you manage to construct an insert sequence that, with a particular hash seed, results in Ω(N2) time to insert N keys, that still doesn't prove insertion isn't O(1) amortized time, with the amortization taken over all insert sequences, and/or all hash seeds.
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