AHash is a hashing algorithm is intended to be a high performance, (hardware specific), keyed hash function.
This can be seen as a DOS resistant alternative to
FxHash, or a fast equivalent to
It provides a high speed hash algorithm, but where the result is not predictable without knowing a Key.
This allows it to be used in a
HashMap without allowing for the possibility that an malicious user can
induce a collision.
aHash uses the hardware AES instruction on x86 processors to provide a keyed hash function. aHash is not a cryptographically secure hash.
Provides a way to get an optimized hasher for a given data type. Rather than using a Hasher generically which can hash any value, this provides a way to get a specialized hash for a specific type. So this may be faster for primitive types. It does however consume the hasher in the process.