Re: Image database

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 09:21:52 +0200
Message-ID: <1D5E0D740A9D4785A0A526E418A87035@ryds>
Ruud Baltissen wrote:

> And as said, I'm only using MD5 to have a _quick_ mean to compare two 
> disks and files.

Given that MD5 is a 32 bit hash, does it mean it can number 4 billion 
different floppy disks? While I assume all possible combinations of every 
bit of Commodore software ever released would by far exceed 4 billion 
combinations, perhaps for official disk releases it would be enough for this 

A 256 bit hash most certainly should be able to individually keep apart 
every possible combination of all Commodore programs ever made, if it has up 
to 10^77 combinations? Or maybe my combinatoric skills are misleading me on 

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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