Subject: Re: hashtable suggestions (or perhaps a different approach?)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 21:58:26 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Tim Lavoie <>
| Anyway, it does happen to work, but profiling in CMUCL shows that nearly
| all the work is happening in my gethash calls.  Fair enough, I realize
| that it's expensive compared to simpler hash keys, but what might be a
| better way to do this?

  It could be that all the keys wind up in the same hash bucket.  You have
  to inspect the hash table internals to see if this is the case or not,
  but the documentation might also provide important clues.

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