in reply to call perl hash function?

You can find perl's hashing function used in 5.005 in Abhijit Menon-Sen's article How Hashes Really Work.


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Re: Re: call perl hash function?
by Aragorn (Curate) on Jan 26, 2003 at 18:06 UTC
    If I recall correctly, the hash function has changed over time. So it may very well be the case that the hash value of "Somestring" is different in Perl 5.005, 5.6.1 and 5.8. Try the following with different Perl versions:

    $ perl -MDevel::Peek -e 'Dump({ key => "value" })'

    and look for the line with

    Elt "key" HASH =

    in it. The hash values are different.


      Good point; this might have tripped me up. Thanks!
Re: Re: call perl hash function?
by whartman (Novice) on Jan 26, 2003 at 21:14 UTC
    Reference gave me what I needed. Thanks!