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hash table types -- ROT
- To: common-lisp@SU-AI
- Subject: hash table types -- ROT
- From: Glenn S. Burke <GSB@MIT-MC>
- Date: Mon, 20 May 85 21:11:13 EST
NIL has a ROT function which rotates within a fixnum size. It was
there years and years ago, and never taken out. The ONLY use within
all of NIL is hidden inside a macro which combines hash codes, called
SXHASH-COMBINE -- (SXHASH-COMBINE n1 n2 ...) crunches together its
arguments, rotating them varying amounts first.
I can't say i've ever wanted to use ROT in any other circumstance. I
have on occasion, however, thought about a LDB which sign-extends.