[Openmcl-devel] Hash Table anomaly -- hash-table-size decreases - wondering how this can happen

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Mon Jan 5 03:44:43 PST 2015

On 5 Jan 2015, at 06:05, Glenn Iba <giba at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> Meanwhile, for my search purposes:
> Is there any way in CCL to specify a Minimum size for a hash-table??
> It seems pretty annoying (to put it mildly) that rehashing might reduce the size of the table. 

I hate to ask this but: is this a problem?  In particular is there an observed performance or functionality problem caused by this?  My experience with things like this is that the performance characteristics are usually hairy and hard to understand, and that, usually, the people doing the implementation have understood these a lot better than I do, particularly with regard to GC.  So unless I've profiled and found that there is actually a performance problem, or the application has exploding memory use or something, I never worry.
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