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  Design Tips for Building Tag Clouds
Subject:   Hashes
Date:   2006-06-15 08:15:43
From:   jbum
Response to: Correction

Yes, "considerably more code" was the point.

Certainly associative arrays are supported by C++ and Java, via libraries, but they are not built-in data types, as they are in Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby.

The code to construct and manipulate them is more ungainly in the lower-level languages.