Hash! or no Hash!

Carl Sassenrath, CTO
REBOL Technologies
2-May-2006 16:23 GMT

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Ok, so I've heard complaints from people about the hash datatype pretty much since it was added.

I think the problem is that hash is widely misunderstood. It's more than just a associative mapping method because it also provides a sequential block access method consistent with the rest of REBOL. I've always thought of it as more powerful than dictionaries or associative arrays found in other languages like Python and Perl. But, maybe I'm wrong.

Now is the time for your input. If you don't want hash, let's get rid of it. Instead we can provide some kind of simple one to one associations and find some easy way to serialize them for input and output.

Your comments are appreciated. Speak up soon.


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