hashing Definition/General, hashing Definition/General

hashing

Command hashing Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description the file-access method used by Pick to find items in a file

The characters composing the item-id are combined to produce an internal number which is then divided by the "modulo" of the file to determine which "group" the item resides in. The group is then linearly searched until the item is found.

The hashing is done by default in a case insensitive way, i.e., 'a' and 'A' yield the same hash value. This can be changed on a file by file basis by changing the file-defining item from a type "D" to a type "DS".
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related item
modulo.def
primary.file.space
linked.overflow
group
file.defining.items

hashing

Command hashing Definition/General
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category General (155)
Description the file-access method used by Pick to find items in a file

The characters composing the item-id are combined to produce an internal number which is then divided by the "modulo" of the file to determine which "group" the item resides in. The group is then linearly searched until the item is found.

The hashing is done by default in a case insensitive way, i.e., 'a' and 'A' yield the same hash value. This can be changed on a file by file basis by changing the file-defining item from a type "D" to a type "DS".
Syntax
Options
Example
Purpose
Related item
modulo.def
primary.file.space
linked.overflow
group
file.defining.items