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Feb
29
comment Difference between hash and dictionary
"...then you’re really not in any position to argue..." - I don't see why..."dict" is not a word. Though it's not bad to type, it just doesn't sound as good as "hash". And as the first paragraph of your post implies, let's just say I'm lazy...and less pedantic.
Feb
29
comment Difference between hash and dictionary
About the only reason to use a hash function is to build a hash table to map values. Just think of "hash" as short for "hash table". Also, I don't like "dict", and "map" almost universally refers to a specific function that will "map" a list of values to another list of values, that has (usually) nothing to do wtih hashing.
Feb
26
comment Difference between hash and dictionary
"Badly chosen"? Maybe. Conveniently abbreviated in a simple one syllable word that implies the underlying implementation...definitely. "Hash" beats "Dictionary" or "Associative array" anyday.
Feb
12
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Oct
21
comment When do you drop old technologies from your resume?
Why would anyone include a SQL version number on their resume? And these days I don't even include the job where I used to do some Lotus 123.