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Apparently, the unsorted unordered HashSet (pg. 562 K&B) comes with a bit of magical sorting after all. The initial capacity of a HashSet is 16 so adding more numbers ruins the magic. http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/HashSet.html

After reading up on hashing, I realized that this must be caused by the hashing algorithm doing (key % tableSize) which produces pseudo-sorting up to initial capacity. Am I correct?



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Cole Tarbet wrote: I realized that this must be caused by the hashing algorithm doing (key % tableSize) which produces pseudo-sorting up to initial capacity. Am I correct?


You are right! from HashSet[again it is nothing but HashMap] source code :
 
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