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tipjar LLC
May 15, 2003 01:46
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Hello all

I saw gperf (new release of) listed on freshmeat and had the thought
that a target of the Fields pragma might be a hash that uses a optimized
hash function for the set of field names.

david nicol

Here is  the freshmeat blurb on this poroject:

  GNU gperf 3.0 
 by Bruno Haible - Wednesday, May 14th 2003 14:05 PST    

About: GNU gperf is a program that generates perfect hash functions for 
sets of keywords. A perfect hash function is a hash function and a data 
structure that allows recognition of a key word in a set of words using 
exactly 1 probe into the data structure. Output from the GPERF program is 
used to recognize reserved words in the GNU C, GNU C++, and GNU Pascal 
compilers, as well as with the GNU indent program. 

Changes: This release produces smaller lookup tables, is much faster, and 
doesn't need guesswork from the user. Most options can now be specified in 
the input file rather than on the command line. Additional options allow 
generation of optimized code for use in shared libraries Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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