Le lun. 2 déc. 2019 à 08:18, Larry Hastings <la...@hastings.org> a écrit :
> My random Googling turned up a new hash function tonight: "HighwayHash".  
> It's a keyed hash function like the SipHash we now use for hashing strings / 
> bytes / etc for our lovely dicts.
> Key points:
> Apache 2 license
> Can use SIMD
> "5x faster than SipHash"

It is designed to be more efficient thanks to SIMD.

> Since the choice of SipHash is a private implementation detail, and since we 
> all like fast things, is it worth considering switching to HighwayHash?  
> Don't ask me, I'm only a release manager (for a version nobody cares about 
> anymore).  These things are above my pay grade.

The question is more the number of cryptanalysis and if they are know weakness.

In the meanwhile, someone can maybe experiment a hack to use
HighwayHash in Python and run some microbenchmarks and pyperformance
benchmark suite.

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death.
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