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SubjectRe: Hash functions (was Re: 2.2.6_andrea2.bz2)
Andrea Arcangeli <> writes:

> On Thu, 6 May 1999, Chuck Lever wrote:
> >that's one reason why you don't use the LSB of the multiplication result.
> >instead, it is right-shifted so you get the middle bits, which are much
> >more likely to be "random."
> BTW: 2**32*(sqrt(5)-1)/2 is 2654435770 and not 2654425957UL that you are
> using in your hashfn. So were does 2654425957UL came from?

It's a nearby prime.

Harvey J. Stein
BFM Financial Research

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