On Jun 1, 2007, at 5:44 , Thomas Wittek wrote:

Larry Wall:
Nope. Hash is mostly about meaning, and very little about implementation.
Please don't assume that I name things according to Standard Names in
Computer Science.  I name things in English.  Hash is just something
that is disordered, which describes the associative array interface
rather nicely, distinguishing it from the ordered Array interface.

Hm, but with which would you explain a "hash" in plain english?
What would be the closest equivalents in the real world?

"...make a hash of things" (meaning, a mess)
"corned beef hash"

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