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Hashing 101
June 16, 2008 09:54AM
questions on collision...

let's say you have 2 strings, "jim", "joe" which have the same hash value, collision resolution gets both into the hash table.

A new string "jay" also happens to have the same hash value. Looking up with via hash key tells me it exists, but I never put it in. Another question, how do you prevent another entry of "jim" to end up in the table - since collsion resolution will find a place for it.

I don't see this aspect of hashing covered in chapter 9.
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