Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:33:53 -0800
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From: Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>
Subject: Re: 10 years of hash in SAS
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One thing to keep in mind is that "hashing" is only one of many names
for a general technique. Perhaps if the term "associative array" had
been used, or "tuple", or "mapping", or "dictionary", it would have been
familiar. Of all of those, "hash" is probably the worst term to use,
because it names an implementation rather than a result.
On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:44:53 -0500, "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)"
> > From: Paul Dorfman
> > Subject: 10 years of hash in SAS
> > It has just dawned on me that on 1998-12-15, this raw hash
> > concoction was
> > posted to SAS-L:
> > http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9812C&L=sas-l&P=R985
> > Has it been 10 years already, really? Hard to believe...
> > Merry Christmas, Everyone...
> > Kind regards
> > ----------------
> > Paul M. Dorfman
> What I really liked about hashing
> was the discussion where someone posted a Q
> to which Paul provided hashing as the solution.
> The person took the word hashing
> back to their supervisors
> -- pointy-haired boss, eh?! --
> who said they had never heard of it.
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> Ron Fehd the already been thought through maven CDC Atlanta GA USA
> RJF2 at cdc dot gov
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