Thursday, December 28, 2023

New, faster version of HDLEN

 A new, faster version of hdlen is now available (version 2.0.0).

This uses a hash table to dramatically speed up determining the maximum data word length for each Hamming Distance for any particular CRC polynomial.

More info here:

Why To Avoid Hash Algorithms If What You Really Need Is A Checksum

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