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accepted Should changes to FNV-1A's input exhibit the avalanche effect?
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comment Should changes to FNV-1A's input exhibit the avalanche effect?
Indeed, the code is now using SHA2.
Feb
20
revised Should changes to FNV-1A's input exhibit the avalanche effect?
"avalanche effect" is a better term for what I'm asking.
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comment Should changes to FNV-1A's input exhibit the avalanche effect?
@Doval: Ah, I didn't mean to imply that randomness and uniformly distributed were opposites, merely that they're orthogonal. I see how that's confusing. The avalanche effect is definitely a good way of describing what I need. I'll edit these into the question.
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asked Should changes to FNV-1A's input exhibit the avalanche effect?
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revised Is it possible to have a mutable type that is not garbage collected?
Touchups to grammar.
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answered Various programming concepts (from a Python viewpoint)
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comment Should a primary key be immutable?
@jwenting: Are we talking about the same thing? "most rdbms's will not allow mutable primary keys" includes what? MySQL and PostgreSQL both allow mutable primary keys, and honor cascading updates… as I think standard SQL says they should. Also, "generally accepted dba wisdom"? I've met plenty of DBAs who argue against surrogate keys, and plenty who argue against natural keys.
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comment Should a primary key be immutable?
Why do you "need the primary key to be immutable if it's linked to a foreign key"? As the OP mentioned, most RDBMSs have the "cascade" update feature.
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comment C/C++ Best indentation length?
Now if only the studies at Rice could also tell us if tabs or spaces is better, we'd be all set…
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