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From Rahul Thakur <>
Subject Re: [vote] merge id-refactor branch changes
Date Wed, 24 Jan 2007 22:40:13 GMT

Trygve Laugstøl wrote:
> Rahul Thakur wrote:
>>>> 'int' ids are now converted to 'long' across the project and to 
>>>> allow really large values. This should cater to scenarios where the 
>>>> id generation could be started from an arbitrary large value.
>>> Won't this break the API?
>> Yep, it would.
>>> What is the use case where 4 billion IDs isn't sufficient?
>> 2 billion you mean :-). But this also more of something that I have 
>> noticed  'traditionally' that ids are specified as long and stored as 
>> bigints in database
> No, 4 billion. an int is +-2billion. Anyway, just because longs are 
> more traditionally used that is not a good enough reason to switch to 
> longs and break the API to me.

Yep, I know, I was referring to the +ve 2 billions. I could say a case 
where Id generation could be set to start from a fairly large value and 
so are the Id sequence increments. One could argue this is an edge case 

IMHO the version change to 1.1 is a fair indication that the API might 
have changed. Having said that, I will go with whatever most of us think 
sounds practical :-)


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> Trygve

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