Names to ids

Simon Wistow simon at
Wed Jan 25 13:40:29 GMT 2006

I need to turna filename into a numeric id in a repeatable manner (i.e 
the same filename must always produce the same number).  

My first thought (md5_hex the name and then hex the reuslt to get an 
integer) gets an overflow error unless I truncate to the first 8 

String::KoreMutake doesn't work because it can only taken certain 

Any ideas?


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