Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:09:11 -0500
Reply-To: Jonathan Goldberg <jgoldberg@BIOMEDSYS.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Jonathan Goldberg <jgoldberg@BIOMEDSYS.COM>
Subject: Re: 10 years of hash in SAS
On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 00:25:48 -0800, Kenneth <yanxiaoguang@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>On Dec 25, 2:09 pm, sash...@BELLSOUTH.NET (Paul Dorfman) wrote:
>> It has just dawned on me that on 1998-12-15, this raw hash concoction
>> posted to SAS-L:
>> Has it been 10 years already, really? Hard to believe...
>> Merry Christmas, Everyone...
>> Kind regards
>> Paul M. Dorfman
>> Jacksonville, FL
>Merry Christmas, Paul.
Hash has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving; I strongly(althought
possibly wrongly) believe that the reason we have a hash object today is
that Paul embarrassed SI into it. Before that, a true table lookup had
been a staple of Sasware ballots for literally decades.
Ten years! In the "normal" course of events I won't be around for
twenty. Although with the way things have been going I might be
programming until I start drooling on the keyboard.
In any case, thanks, Paul, for hash and for all your other outstanding
contributions to innumerable other problems over the years.
And a happy and prosperous New Year to all.