[fpc-pascal] Pointer hashing

Ryan Joseph ryan at thealchemistguild.com
Tue Jan 31 15:42:14 CET 2017

Thanks for answering guys. Yes José is right, hashing the pointer wasn’t even a good solution so I used another hash. I had the pointers stored in another data type and I wanted to quickly test for the their entry in the table but I found another way.

> On Jan 30, 2017, at 4:28 PM, José Mejuto <joshyfun at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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).

	Ryan Joseph

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