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Re: Eliminating the "rehash" mechanism for 5.18

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Peter Rabbitson
October 30, 2012 08:19
Re: Eliminating the "rehash" mechanism for 5.18
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On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 06:55:21PM +0100, demerphq wrote:
> I propose that in 5.18 we should finally take the plunge and switch to
> a fully randomized hash seed and eliminate the rehash mechanism.  I
> have patches which do this ready, and for  the cpan/ modules involved
> I have pushed patches upstream to get the hash order dependencies
> removed.

Is it already possible to set a series* of CPAN smoke runs to judge the 
overall impact? I think the amount of bugs this will uncover will 
overwhelmingly sway the opinion to "gah, we need this to happen, 


* Why do I say series - most tests deal with relatively small datasets. 
A hash with 3 elements has very few permutations of its keylist. 
Therefore a single CPAN smoke may end up satisfying many tests by virtue 
of simply returning keys in the same order as perls 5.8.2 ~ 5.16.1

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