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Subject: Re: [boost] [Tokenmap] A (perfect) hash container library chcked-in to sandbox (RFC)
From: Daniel Trebbien (dtrebbien_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-28 11:17:08

> It is also very useful as a simple and lightweight replacement for
> string interning: sometimes in text processing you need to represent
> unique words or phrases with a short numeric id, for example for fast
> comparison or simple compression, both in memory and on disk.

I don't think that a `tokenmap` will be suitable for string interning
because a `tokenmap` essentially needs to choose the generated hashes
(tokens). With string interning, the hash of the string should serve
as the token.

You probably want an unordered map.

> In practice I need a way to efficiently convert a value to a key.

`tokenmap`s do not allow this.

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