Re: symbol tables and search tries

"Mr.E" <mr.waverlye@verizon.net>
31 Jan 2006 21:24:36 -0500

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From: "Mr.E" <mr.waverlye@verizon.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 31 Jan 2006 21:24:36 -0500
Organization: http://groups.google.com
References: 06-01-08506-01-111 06-01-112 06-01-127 06-01-129
Keywords: symbols, performance, comment

Actually that was one of the articles I started with and I found
others on differerent versions of tries stating they were faster than
hashing which led me to wonder why if they are so much faster then why
is it tries arent advocated in any compiler book I've read.


W.


Daniel C. Wang wrote:
> Perhaps, the suggestion that a search tree might be faster than a hash
> tree came from this paper.
>
> http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~rs/strings/
[If you want to do sorting and partial matches on long strings, tries
are great. But most compilers do neither with their symbols. -John]


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