12 Aug 2003 jlouis   » (Journeyer)

Problem: GCC uses gperf for computing perfect hash tables. gperf is under the GPL. Thus it cannot be used for TenDRA.

Solution: Create one!

Perfect hashes are not that hard and making one shouldnt be either. I have chosen Standard ML as the implementation language. At least in the start until I have a hold of the code. Rewriting into C does not interest me that much.

How should it be done? I do not know yet. For now I am hunting for articles and researching the area. The aim is to have a fast and effective library which can compete with gperf. It will be interesting to see how this fares.

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