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sanjana narayanan
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Joined: Nov 25, 2003
Posts: 142
Hi,
Can anyone explain the following statement on hashCode with an eg?
"Ideally, a hash funtion should distribute any reasonable collection of unequal instances uniformly across all possible hash values."
-Sanjana
Gian Franco
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 977
Hi Sanjana,
I think it's best to check the following article
it helped me understanding the necessary details.
Article on Equals and Hash Code
Greetings,
Gian Franco


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