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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-08 13:34:55

Dear All,

It's a pleasure to announce that the review of Daniel James' hash functions
starts today (8th of March) and ends the 12th of March.

The library is fairly small and can be seen as an extension to
Therefore the review is a fast-track review.

>From the introduction of the library:

"boost::hash is an implementation of the hash function object specified by
the C++ Standard Library Technical Report. It is being proposed as an addition
to Boost.Functional"

"The hash functions have several possible uses, but the main intention of
boost::hash is for indexing a hash table such as the unordered associate
containers in the Technical Report, or the hash index for the Boost
Multi-Index Containers Library. A hash table stores its values in buckets
which are numbered by their keys' hash values. Given a key, the bucket the
object lies in can be quickly found be calculating its hash value and looking
in the corresponding bucket. This requires the hash function to be fast -
since the point is to find the object quickly. Collisions need to be
minimised, to reduce the number o objects in each bucket, and thus the number
of comparisons required to find objects in a bucket."
If you decide to do a review, please follow the guidelines
described in

The library can be downloaded from

best regards

Thorsten, review manager

Thorsten Ottosen

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