[NTG-context] Re: TeX run : 8

Angus Lees gus at inodes.org
Thu Mar 3 22:54:19 CET 2005

At Thu, 03 Mar 2005 12:59:18 +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> [if it's indeed the perl hash, (maybe i should make it an array), then
> it looks like perl uses a different hash strategy each run and on each
> os]

Indeed, perl 5.8.1 introduced randomised hash functions to avoid the
"hash collision" attacks that were being published at the time.  You
can never assume hash traversal order will be constant across
different hashes.  See the discussion in the beginning of
`perldoc perl581delta' (and a followup in perl582delta).

 - Gus

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