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From Lennart Melzer <>
Subject Re: Comment tree design in CouchDB?
Date Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:43:16 GMT
yup, good question. I see that you, Brian, have some kind of timebase-uuid-generator in your
couchtiny lib. But that doesn't use couchdb's internal features.

Is there some undocumented feature we don't know of, yet?

On Nov 25, 2009, at 10:27 AM, Metin Akat wrote:

> Hmm, could you explain how to configure CouchDB to generate such uuids please?
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Brian Candler <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 01:48:16PM +0100, Lennart Melzer wrote:
>>> Right now I can either have those documents sorted by their creation date, or
hierarchically correct, but not both.
>>> I don't want to use incrementing ids, since I'd like to stick with the uuids
( or at least with ids, that do not tell anything about the ordering).
>> CouchDB can generate time-based UUIDs, where the top part of the uuid is the
>> time and the bottom part is essentially random.
>> I think this would work very well for you:
>> - you get documents with equal keys naturally sorted by insertion time
>> - you don't even need to add a created_time field, since you can parse it out
>>  of the uuid when you need it
>> Regards,
>> Brian.

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