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Java hashing

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I've written a method to hash a String into a long, like so:

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  1. private static long stringToHash(String str){
  2.         long h = 0;
  4.         for (int i = 0; i < str.length(); ++i)
  5.             h = 31 * h + str.charAt(i);
  7.         return h;
  8. }
This works great. However, I am having difficulty working out how to go from the long back to the original String.

Can anyone help?

Nov 26 '06 #1
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I'm not sure that hash code goes both ways - that is, I don't think an object can be reconstructed from its hash code.
Nov 26 '06 #2

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