On Sep 6, 2007, at 10:53 , Mark Mielke wrote:

I don't like the truncating hash suggestion because it limits the ability of a hash code to uniquely identify a key.

AIUI, a hash can't be used as a unique identifier: it always needs to be rechecked due to the chance of collisions. There might be other issues with truncation, but preventing hashes from being unique isn't one of them.

Michael Glaesemann
grzm seespotcode net

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