Faster Alternative to Hashtable
Posted on 2003-11-06
I've been trying to use a Hashtable or a ListDictionary to store name/value pairs, where the value is of type "single".
Now either method works, but the problem is that I use the values in calculations, and lose a lot of performance because the Hashtable/ListDictionary stores the value as an object, and I have to convert to single before doing my calculation.
I've tried creating my own CustomHashtable that inherits from Hashtable, but that doesn't improve things because it is essentially adds strong typing on top of the existing Hashtable code, and internally still ends up converting to single.
What I think I need is a Hashtable implementation written from scratch that natively stores the values as singles. Does anyone know if any such class exists (full points to anyone who can provide such a class), or do I have to try and write one myself?