Are make-hash-table-maker etc normative? Per Bothner (16 Oct 2005 20:17 UTC)
Re: Are make-hash-table-maker etc normative? Panu Kalliokoski (17 Oct 2005 13:36 UTC)

Are make-hash-table-maker etc normative? Per Bothner 16 Oct 2005 20:17 UTC

The reference implementation contains these functions:

(define (make-hash-table-maker comp hash)
   (lambda args (apply make-hash-table (cons comp (cons hash args)))))
(define make-symbol-hash-table
   (make-hash-table-maker eq? symbol-hash))
(define make-string-hash-table
   (make-hash-table-maker string=? string-hash))
(define make-string-ci-hash-table
   (make-hash-table-maker string-ci=? string-ci-hash))
(define make-integer-hash-table
   (make-hash-table-maker = modulo))

They're not mentioned in the specification.  Is this a bug in the
specification or the implementation (i.e. they shouldn't be there)?

I also assume that the hashing function implementations are not
normative.  Specifially, in a Java environment it makes sense to
use the standard hashCode methods.
	--Per Bothner