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P5-digest-pearson

May 26, 2018

Perl extension for Peter K. Pearson’s hash algorithm

DigestPearson is an implementation of Peter K. Pearson’s hash algorithm presented in “Fast Hashing of Variable Length Text Strings” - ACM 1990. This hashing technique yields good distribution of hashed results for variable length input strings on the range 0-255, and thus, it is well suited for data load balancing. The implementation is in C, so it is fast. If you prefer a pure Perl version and can tolerate slower speed, you might want to consider DigestPearsonPurePerl instead.

WWW http//search.cpan.org/dist/Digest-MD5-Pearson/