Subject Re: [firebird-support] PK database design was RE: SP hanging
Author David Johnson
In the UNIX world they are called UUID's. Microsoft adopted the pre-existing standard and called their implementation GUID.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lester Caine
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 12:22 AM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] PK database design was RE: SP hanging

David Johnson wrote:

> My approach to this is to use GUID's - they are guaranteed unique across all systems in the world until 3040. I don't plan on being around in 1,000 years to service my software.

Just a thought.
GUID's are a Microsoft 'invention' aren't they?
Are we going to have to start paying royalties when ever we
use them - on Linux only systems?
Perhaps a 'Firebird' unique ID is about due?

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services

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