On Nov 28, 2007 11:42 AM, Doug Hogg <dough / machelpla.com> wrote:
> 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?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_function

It's most usual application is in using the object as a key in a Hash.

Jesus.