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From "Ayende Rahien" <aye...@ayende.com>
Subject Re: couch_util:new_uuid problem?
Date Sat, 04 Oct 2008 08:13:26 GMT
What is the use case for them?

On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:

>
> On Oct 4, 2008, at 2:53 , Ayende Rahien wrote:
>
>>
>> B) What is the meaning of "_local" documents? I couldn't find anything
>> about
>> it.
>>
>
> A special kind of documents for internal use that do not get replicated.
> They are sorta private.
>
> Cheers
> Jan
> --
>
>
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 2:49 AM, Ayende Rahien <ayende@ayende.com> wrote:
>>
>>  Looking at the method implementation, it looks like there might be a
>>> problem here.
>>>
>>> new_uuid() ->
>>>   list_to_binary(to_hex(crypto:rand_bytes(16))).
>>>
>>> In particular, we aren't actually guaranteed to have a unique value.
>>> You can read more about what needs to be done to get unique guids: here:
>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2008/06/27/8659071.aspx
>>>
>>>
>>>
>

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