On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:56 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <ma...@pacujo.net> wrote:
> Chris Angelico <ros...@gmail.com>:
>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:03 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <ma...@pacujo.net> wrote:
>>> I see no point in CPython's rotation magic.
>> Have you ever implemented a hashtable? The most common way to pick a
>> bucket for an object is to use modulo on the number of buckets.
> Like I said earlier, CPython takes the __hash__() value and scrambles
> it. Look for "perturb" in:
>   <URL: https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Objects/dictobject.c>
> From a comment:
>    Now the probe sequence depends (eventually) on every bit in the hash
>    code, and the pseudo-scrambling property of recurring on 5*j+1 is
>    more valuable, because it quickly magnifies small differences in the
>    bits that didn't affect the initial index.

I'm aware of this. Doesn't change the fact that the *INITIAL INDEX* is
based on exactly what I said.



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