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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: sequence numbers
Date Sat, 16 Aug 1997 12:10:01 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> As I mentioned in my post the scheme I used can easily be changed to an
> entirely different sequence numbering scheme later.  Provided the later
> technique also puts a time_t as the first four bytes.  *and* that you take
> down your entire site for at least one second while switching schemes.

Not strictly correct. At time 0123, I generate the "sequence" number
123456. I switch to scheme 2 at time 1000, and at time 1234, I generate
the "sequence" number 123456. Whoops!

Cheers,

Ben.

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