Author tim.peters
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Date 2018-09-23.00:27:12
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Raymond, I share your concerns.  There's no reason at all to make gratuitous changes (like dropping the "post-addition of a constant and incorporating length signature"), apart from that there's no apparent reason for them existing to begin with ;-)

Unintended consequences can abound.

Still, the last repair was pretty hacky, and a very well-known and highly respected algorithm (FNV-1a) _is_ hiding under it.  I would like to pursue seeing whether a more direct form of FNV-1a can be rehabilitated to worm around the known problematic cases.  That would also, if successful, give us a principled way to pick a better multiplier for 64-bit boxes.
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