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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost 1.68.0 - boost hashing changed ?
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-23 10:36:36
On Tue, 23 Oct 2018 at 11:25, Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis_at_[hidden]>
> > Well, uhm, because that seems to be quite handy. All NIST
> implementations do exactly this.
> No, sorry, that is a completely different use case. Crypto hashes are
> used, among other things, in network communications, persistent
> storage, etc. They need to be "fixed" functions, and their standards
> provide the exact definition. That is not the case at all with
> std::hash or Boost.Hash.
For debugging purposes, a fixed function seems quite useful to me.
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