Re: [dev] The mysterious 31

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 23:08:49 -0400

On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 11:03:50PM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
>There isn't much science to hash functions,

Let me rephrase that, given the nature of this list. There's not
much science to simple string hash functions. Cryptographic hash
functions are another matter entirely. I'll also add that 31
happens to be a prime number.

Kris Maglione
There's no sense being exact about something if you don't even know
what you're talking about.
	--John von Neumann
Received on Wed Aug 04 2010 - 05:08:49 CEST

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