[self-interest] embedding based prototype languages

Steve Dekorte steve at dekorte.com
Thu Nov 7 08:55:30 UTC 2002

On Thursday, November 7, 2002, at 12:16 AM, James McCartney wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 10:24  PM, Steve Dekorte wrote:
>> But I'd certainly like to move to another technique if it's better.
>> I'll run a memory&speed comparison if you send me a piece of your
>> sample code(just the hash code) and post the results.
> The Lua hash table lookup scheme looks pretty good. It is separate
> chaining fit into an open addressing. I would keep my load factor lower
> than they do though, to keep the chains shorter. I'd be curious how
> fast your scheme compares to how Lua does it.

Me too. Unfortunately Lua's hash code is all mixed up with it's VM.
It would involve effort to pull it out.

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