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Subject: RE: clever algorithm string ->int id wanted
From: M. OReilly (moreilly_at_moreilly.com)
Would a simple checksum work? A two digit hex checksum would be enough for
256 unique entries.
Or is there something more advanced that I'm missing here?
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of phil_at_x-phobie.de
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 4:09 PM
Subject: clever algorithm string ->int id wanted
I need an algorithm to calculate a unique id from a string, just
similar to calculating a hash key.
The purpose is that for loading key bindings from a file I want the
user to be able to specify the command by name. That in turn would
mean that I had to keep all the names of all commands in the memory.
What a waste of memory. Thus I'd prefer to identify the commands by an
integer id. While loading the key binding file I could calculate an id
from the command name and then search the appropriate command by id.
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