An implementation of Austin Appleby's MurmurHash 3 algorithm
(MurmurHash3_x86_32). This object contains methods that hash
values of various types as well as means to construct
This algorithm is designed to generate well-distributed non-cryptographic hashes. It is designed to hash data in 32 bit chunks (ints).
The mix method needs to be called at each step to update the intermediate hash value. For the last chunk to incorporate into the hash mixLast may be used instead, which is slightly faster. Finally finalizeHash needs to be called to compute the final hash value.
This is based on the earlier MurmurHash3 code by Rex Kerr, but the MurmurHash3 algorithm was since changed by its creator Austin Appleby to remedy some weaknesses and improve performance. This represents the latest and supposedly final version of the algorithm (revision 136). Even so, test the generated hashes in between Scala versions, even for point releases, as fast, non-cryptographic hashing algorithms evolve rapidly.
May optionally be used as the last mixing step. Is a little bit faster than mix, as it does no further mixing of the resulting hash. For the last element this is not necessary as the hash is thoroughly mixed during finalization anyway.
Compute the hash of a Range with at least 2 elements. Ranges with fewer
elements need to use seqHash instead. The
last parameter must be the
actual last element produced by a Range, not the nominal