[Haskell-cafe] ANN: unordered-containers - a new, faster hashing-based containers library

Edward Kmett ekmett at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 04:02:02 CET 2011

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 7:27 PM, Sterling Clover <s.clover at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM, Louis Wasserman
> > <wasserman.louis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> A couple thoughts:
> >> size takes O(n).  That's just depressing.  Really.
> >
> > This applies to all the container types. We could support O(1) size at
> > the cost of slowing down e.g lookup, insert, and delete a little bit.
> > I haven't measure how much yet. Would it be worth it?
> Getting a bit picky, but for the record, Data.Map and Data.Sequence
> provide O(1) size, and Data.HashTable I believe stores the information
> but doesn't expose it from its tiny API. That's not an argument either
> way for what a HashMap should do, however :-)

NB: Data.IntMap, which Data.HashMap is based on, actually only provides O(n)

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