Have you ever wondered what’s the smallest amount of static storage (code + data) needed to map emoji :shortcodes: to emoji?
Probably not… but now that I’ve posed the question, aren’t you at least a little curious what the answer might be?
So hey, if you’ve got some time to spare, why not stick around a while and learn a bit about cool topics such as perfect hashing, probabilistic data structures, and 2D dynamic programming algorithms?
Take a break from solving whatever “important problem” you’re working on, kick back, relax, and join me on my [somewhat useless] quest to find a highly compressed emoji :shortcode: lookup function!
Thanks to the power of WebAssembly, you can play with the final result right from your browser!
—-> Check out the online demo! <—–