Re: Any built-in ishashable method ?

Discussion in 'Python' started by Kushal Kumaran, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Peter Otten <> writes:

    > Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
    >
    >> That brings me to another question, is there any valid test case where
    >> key1 != key2 and hash(key1) == hash(key2) ? Or is it some kind of design
    >> flaw ?

    >
    > I don't think there is a use case for such a behaviour other than annoying
    > your collegues ;)
    >


    It's fairly common. The set of possible keys can be much larger
    (possibly infinite) than the set of possible hash values (restricted to
    32-bit or 64-bit integer values, afaict).

    --
    regards,
    kushal
    Kushal Kumaran, Jan 19, 2013
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