[Openmcl-devel] direct access to hash-table's internal structure

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Sun Oct 6 03:29:05 PDT 2013

Florian Dietz <Florian.Dietz2 at gmx.de> writes:

> Is it possible to access the components of a hash-table directly? By
> this I don't mean the key-value pairs but the actual structure in
> which they are saved as well as any hash-functions used in it.
> I am building a serialization/deserialization algorithm as well as a
> copy function for several data structures. Deserializing and copying a
> hash-table would be much more efficient if I could just save its
> actual structure directly instead of having to call set-hash for every
> individual object.
If the elements are hashed using the memory addresses, they will have to
be rehashed and will not resemble the original structure.

With best regards, Stas.

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