Performance of dict and ets

Robert Virding <>
Wed Dec 6 16:33:36 CET 2000

Sean Hinde <> writes:
>Was the version of dict in your tests the latest one using hash?

Yes, dict and pets both used hashing, same algorithm but pets used it in more 
of an ets like fashion.

>I also very much like the filter mechanism, and also like the mechanism in
>dict where one can append new entries to an existing entry without reading
>it, appending the new value, and then writing the new value back in.

I know that can be very practical at times, as the generic update version.


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