The lines that I am not sure about are commented.

input ← “string to be hashed” key ← “Hamilton's awesome hash function” //pad input to ensure the length is a multiple of 32 //this will append the necessary number of bytes from // the beginning of the key if length(input) == 0 || length(input) % 32: input += key[:32-length(input)%32] // HERE IS AN INSTANCE!!! hash ← key for block_32 in input: //break input into 32-byte blocks hash ← hash xor block_32 if hash[0] % 2: for i in [0, 32): //increment each byte by 42 (modulo 256) hash[i] ← (hash[i] + 42) % 256 if hash[1] % 3: //move the first 10 bytes to the end hash ← hash[10:] + hash[:10] // HERE IS ANOTHER INSTANCE!!! //your hash may contain non-printable characters, so make // sure you hex encode it print hex(hash)

Thanks for the help! I'm sure that this will clear up the issues that I am having understanding this algorithm.