On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:27 PM, Adam Funk <a24...@ducksburg.com> wrote:
> I've also used hashes of strings for other things involving
> deduplication or fast lookups (because integer equality is faster than
> string equality). I guess if it's just for deduplication, though, a
> set of byte arrays is as good as a set of int?
Want a better way to do that? Use a set or dict and let Python do the
hashing. It'll be every bit as fast as explicit hashing, plus you get
the bonus of simplicity.