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Re: Patch for UUID datatype (beta)

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Gevik Babakhani <pgdev(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
Cc: pgsql-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patch for UUID datatype (beta)
Date: 2006-09-18 07:21:37
Message-ID: 450E4901.5060206@pse-consulting.de (view raw or flat)
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Gevik Babakhani wrote:
> - new_guid() function is supported. This function is based on V4 random
> uuid value. It generated 16 random bytes with uuid 'variant' and
> 'version'. It is not guaranteed to produce unique values 

Isn't guaranteed uniqueness the very attribute that's expected? AFAIK
there's a commonly accepted algorithm providing this.

Regards,
Andreas


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