Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Hundreds of Generators
Author Geoff Worboys
> Lester Caine wrote:
>> Using generators for that does sound something of overkill.

Ann W. Harrison wrote:
> Aside from the fact that the application might try to create
> more than 32K of generators, what's the problem? Generators
> are nearly free in terms of space on disk and much faster to
> generate than numbers kept in a table.

I do not know if it is an issue in the situation being
discussed but it does pay to remember one other thing
about generators: their total lack of security!

Until that long standing hole gets filled there are some
purposes for which generators are not appropriate.

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing