Digest::Trivial - Trivial but fast ways to map strings to small integers
use Digest::Trivial; say trivial_x "hello, world"; # 12 say trivial_s "hello, world"; # 136
The module provides 2 methods that take a string as input, and return an integer (the digest) between 0 and 255 inclusive. The goal is to provide functions with algorithms, that are fast, repeatable, and map to all possible integers in the range roughly evenly. They aren't cryptically secure; the returned integer is easily guessable, and it's trivial to create a string that maps to a certain integer.
The following functions are available:
Calculates the digest by
xorring the code points, returning the resulting value.
Calculates the digest by adding the code points, returning the sum module 256.
There are a few things to consider.
xorring are symmetric operations, two strings that only differ by the order in which the characters appear in the string will be mapped to the same number.
trivial_xwill not return an integer above 127. Since
xorring a value with itself returns 0,
trivial_xeffectively takes the digest of the characters that appear an odd times in the string.
Digest::Trivial exports both
trivial_s. Use an explicite (possibly empty) import list if you want a subset of the default.
The algorithms have been implemented in XS for efficiency reasons.
If the argument of
trivial_x contains a
NUL byte, only the part of the string preceeding the
NUL byte is used to calculate the digest.
The current sources of this module are found on github, git://github.com/Abigail/Digest--Trivial.git.
Copyright (C) 2009 by Abigail.
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To install this module, run, after unpacking the tar-ball, the following commands:
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
You will need a C compiler to install the module.