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Re: New data type: uniqueidentifier

From: Thomas Swan <tswan-lst(at)ics(dot)olemiss(dot)edu>
To: Alex Pilosov <alex(at)pilosoft(dot)com>
Cc: Thomas Swan <tswan(at)olemiss(dot)edu>, 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: New data type: uniqueidentifier
Date: 2001-07-03 15:05:18
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Where can I find some more information on it?  I'm curious now.

Alex Pilosov wrote:

>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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