Author Jim.Jewett
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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM,  Dave Malcolm
<dmalcolm@redhat.com> added the comment:

>  * added comments about the specialcasing of length 0:
>    /*
>      We make the hash of the empty string be 0, rather than using
>      (prefix ^ suffix), since this slightly obfuscates the hash secret
>    */

Frankly, other short strings may give away even more, because you can
put several into the same dict.

I would prefer that the randomization not kick in until strings are at
least 8 characters, but I think excluding length 1 is a pretty obvious
win.
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