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How is a dictionary (key value) related to a hash?

My answer to How is a dictionary (key value) related to a hash? on Quora

The following terms describe essentially the same data structure across a number of different languages:

  • A Perl hash
  • A Ruby hash
  • A Python dictionary
  • A Java Map (an interface used by HashMap and others)
  • A Lua table
  • A JavaScript object (if you ignore object prototypes)

This is How is a dictionary (key value) related to a hash? by Simon Willison, posted on 2nd September 2013.

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