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Subject: clever algorithm string ->int id wanted

clever algorithm string ->int id wanted

From: <phil_at_x-phobie.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 22:08:48 +0200

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.
Any ideas?

Phil
Received on 2002-10-03

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