Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] GUID Key Fields
Author Ann W. Harrison
Kevin Berry wrote:
> All that is needed in Firebird is support for a
> 128-bit number native type and a way to automatically
> convert those numbers from the UUID/GUID format into
> the 128-bit numbers.

You've missed my point which is that Firebird is a cross platform
database and we expect our applications will run - and replicate -
across Windows, Linux, BSD, MAC, and other proprietary Unix systems.
GUID makes sense as a type only if it will reliably produce unique
identifiers on all systems. From what I have heard and read, that is
not the case.