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Re: Re: New data type: uniqueidentifier

From: Alex Pilosov <alex(at)pilosoft(dot)com>
To: Thomas Swan <tswan(at)olemiss(dot)edu>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, "Dmitry G(dot) Mastrukov" <dmitry(at)taurussoft(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: New data type: uniqueidentifier
Date: 2001-07-03 02:30:50
Message-ID: Pine.BSO.4.10.10107022230120.7004-100000@spider.pilosoft.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Thomas Swan wrote:

> I sit corrected.  
> 
> *slightly humbled*
> 
> Why not do an unsigned int16 to hold your UUID generated numbers.   
Not a good idea, since rules for comparison of UUID are wierd and are
_definitely_ not same as for comparison of int16.

> Ultimately, this would seem to be a more general solution and accomplish 
> your goals at the sametime.  Or, am I completely missing something.


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