Working with the creator of #PHP, you sometimes get deep lore like "the original function hashing mechanism was strlen(), so I named the early functions so as to spread them out evenly in the hash table"

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@annika reminds me of a story from Matt Pharr about how in the early days of RenderMan, they forgot to implement a hash algorithm for their hash table, which created a bottleneck that wasn't discovered until Toy Story 2: pharr.org/matt/blog/2018/07/08

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