|New assembly language instructions to support OO languages? email@example.com (Tony) (2008-12-04)|
|Re: New assembly language instructions to support OO languages? firstname.lastname@example.org (2008-12-08)|
|Re: New assembly language instructions to support OO languages? email@example.com (Glen Herrmannsfeldt) (2008-12-09)|
|RE: New assembly language instructions to support OO languages? firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniele&Anna) (2008-12-10)|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:12:22 -0800|
|References:||08-12-014 08-12-048 08-12-058|
|Posted-Date:||11 Dec 2008 04:26:02 EST|
New Intel chips have a CRC32 instruction.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:compilers-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Glen Herrmannsfeldt
> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 11:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [Compilers] New assembly language instructions to support
> OO languages?
> Torben Fgidius Mogensen wrote:
> > Having a fast hash instruction might help: It would take two numbers
> > as arguments and produce a single number that is a hash of the pair.
> > It would not need to be cryptographically strong, just good enough
> > for hash tables.
> One of my favorite non-cryptographic hash functions is CRC32, which
> might be useful to do fast for other reasons.
> Then again, VAX has a CRC instruction, already.
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