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Java

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Hash Table

Default java implementation:

  1. hashCode returns memory location of the object
  2. Every object hashes to a different location

Long

  public int hashCode() {
      return (int) (value ^ (value >> 32));
  }

String

  public int hashCode() {
      int h = hash; // only caluclate hash once
      if (h == 0 && count > 0) { // empty = 0
          int off = offset;
          char val[] = value;
          int len = count;
          for (int i = 0; i < len; i++) {
              h = 31*h + val [off++];
          }
          hash = h;
          }
          return h;
  }
hash = s[0] * 31^(n-1)
      + s[1] * 32^(n-2)

Add vs Offer

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15591431/difference-between-offer-and-add-in-priority-queue-in-java

The two functions come from two different interfaces that PriorityQueue implements:

  • add() comes from Collection.
  • offer() comes from Queue.

For a capacity-constrained queue, the difference is that add() always returns true and throws an exception if it can’t add the element, whereas offer() is allowed to return false if it can’t add the element.