[Oberon] How to mimic an associative array

Duke Normandin dukeofperl at ml1.net
Thu Dec 2 00:47:32 CET 2010

On Thu, 2 Dec 2010, Chris Burrows wrote:

> >From: Duke Normandin [mailto:dukeofperl at ml1.net]
> >
> >Given that Oberon-2 does not natively support associative
> >arrays (aka hash; map - in other languages), I need to come up
> >with a tailor-made equivalent.
> Refer to Chapter 5. "Key Transformations (Hashing)" (and maybe some of the
> other chapters as well) in:
> "Algorithms and Data Structures" (Oberon Version Aug 2004) by Niklaus Wirth.
> You can download a copy (1.2 MB PDF file. 179 pages) from:
> http://www-old.oberon.ethz.ch/WirthPubl/AD.pdf

I have a copy, and I looked at it this morning. Scary! It's the
presentation, NOT the subject matter. If only I wasn't so
mathemata-phobic. :D


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