A very simple form of encryption perhaps? There are many situations where
you would not want to leave a String as plaintext.

Gareth

> Hi,
>
> I am reading "Beginning Ruby" by Peter Cooper.
>
> One of the methods listed on page 50 for operating on strings is
> "Test".hash which returns -98625764 in the example listed.
>
> I am trying to see how this would be used. Can anyone suggest an
> application for this method?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Doug
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