UNCLE! (was Re: eq and hashing (was Re: [plt-scheme] How to make unit functors?))

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri May 30 22:52:54 EDT 2003

At 30 May 2003 22:27:45 -0400, andrew cooke wrote:
> first, python hashes are consistent across programs, not just within
> a single execution, and this seems to be considered a significant
> feature.

`equal-hash-key' has this property, too (unlike `eq-hash-key').

> second, the discussion was prompted by someone posting a claim that
> poor hash functions allowed denial of service attacks

Interesting. MzScheme has the same problem. (Of course, as threats go,
we still have more obvious and more effective ones to worry about.)


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