[fpc-pascal] Pointer hashing

José Mejuto joshyfun at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 10:28:22 CET 2017

El 30/01/2017 a las 3:37, Ryan Joseph escribió:
> I’m trying to hash a pointer value and found some example of hash function but not sure about translations and the process in general.


After addressing the ^ conversion showed by other people I have a 
question. Why you need to hash a pointer ? Hashing a value is 
interesting to reduce its compare time (taking collisions into account) 
and/or verify message integrity, and hashing a pointer does not meet 
none of this goals as it is process wide unique (no collisions) and its 
size is the fastest compare operation (most architectures).


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