Separating a Hash type from Object

P T Withington ptw at
Mon May 7 05:48:37 PDT 2007

On 2007-05-07, at 08:37 EDT, Peter Hall wrote:

>> Could you expand on this tantalizing hint?  Do you mean because es4
>> provides `intrisic::hashcode`?  But doesn't this solution fail the
>> efficiency test that got ByteArray in?
> But was efficiency ever argued as an essential part of the feature? I
> haven't seen any discussion around that...

Obliquely:  because Object is native, (hence efficient), and looks  
like a Dictionary, but is a garden path.

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