An invocation hash i s (j,k) takes an integer i and uses that to
construct a function that, given a string s, will produce values
approximately equally distributed among the numbers less than i.
The argument j gives an index in the string to start from. The k
argument is an accumulator, which is useful when hashing a
collection of strings.
- hash 13 "ishkabibble" (0,0);
> val it = 5 : int
For better results, the i parameter should be a prime.
This is probably not an industrial strength hash function.