IZ> As I already said, shared keys break this idea. Hmm, on the other
IZ> hand: why would they? Just be not *overly* aggressive and do not
IZ> share keys which correspdond to the same strings with different
IZ> "octets representation".
For my edification, what would happen if two 'identical' keys with
different representations were inserted into the same hash? How
would they end up in the same bucket?
Is the shared keys a space optimization or a time optimization? If it
is a time optimization how would you ensure that they locate the same
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