Allow user to provide a string containing delimiters used to separate keywords from their attributes. Default is ",\n".
Allows the user to include a structured type declaration for generated code. Any text before %% is considered part of the type declaration. Key words and additional fields may follow this, one group of fields per line.
Select name of the keyword component in the keyword structure.
Initializers for additional components in the keyword structure.
Specify name of generated hash function. Default is hash.
Specify name of generated lookup function. Default name is in_word_set.
Specify name of generated C++ class. Default name is Perfect_Hash.
Assume 7-bit characters.
Generate comparison code using strncmp rather than strcmp.
Make the contents of generated lookup tables constant, i.e., readonly.
Define constant values using an enum local to the lookup function rather than with defines.
Include the necessary system include file <string.h> at the beginning of the code.
Generate the static table of keywords as a static global variable, rather than hiding it inside of the lookup function (which is the default behavior).
Specify name of word list array. Default name is wordlist.
Causes the generated C code to use a switch statement scheme, rather than an array lookup table. This can lead to a reduction in both time and space requirements for some keyfiles. The COUNT argument determines how many switch statements are generated. A value of 1 generates 1 switch containing all the elements, a value of 2 generates 2 tables with 1/2 the elements in each table, etc. If COUNT is very large, say 1000000, the generated C code does a binary search.
Prevents the transfer of the type declaration to the output file. Use this option if the type is already defined elsewhere.
Select the key positions used in the hash function. The allowable choices range between 1-126, inclusive. The positions are separated by commas, ranges may be used, and key positions may occur in any order. Also, the meta-character * causes the generated hash function to consider ALL key positions, and $ indicates the final character of a key, e.g., $,1,2,4,6-10.
Compare key lengths before trying a string comparison. This helps cut down on the number of string comparisons made during the lookup.
Handle keywords that hash to duplicate values. This is useful for certain highly redundant keyword sets.
Generate the gen-perf.hash function fast. This decreases gperfs running time at the cost of minimizing generated table size. The numeric argument represents the number of times to iterate when resolving a collision. 0 means iterate by the number of keywords.
Provide an initial value for the associate values array. Default is 0. Setting this value larger helps inflate the size of the final table.
Affects the jump value, i.e., how far to advance the associated character value upon collisions. Must be an odd number, default is 5.
Do not include the length of the keyword when computing the hash function.
Reorders input keys by frequency of occurrence of the key sets. This should decrease the search time dramatically.
Utilizes randomness to initialize the associated values table.
Affects the size of the generated hash table. The numeric argument N indicates how many times larger or smaller the associated value range should be, in relationship to the number of keys, e.g. a value of 3 means allow the maximum associated value to be about 3 times larger than the number of input keys. Conversely, a value of -3 means make the maximum associated value about 3 times smaller than the number of input keys. A larger table should decrease the time required for an unsuccessful search, at the expense of extra table space. Default value is 1.