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Re: Eliminating the "rehash" mechanism for 5.18

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David Golden
October 30, 2012 10:43
Re: Eliminating the "rehash" mechanism for 5.18
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On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM, 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.


If it's documented as not having a predictable order then I don't see
a problem actually making that happen, even if it breaks things.

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