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From "ara.t.howard" <>
Subject Re: uuid, auto-increment, et al.
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:20:26 GMT

On Oct 19, 2008, at 11:58 PM, Antony Blakey wrote:

> Alternatively, you could use some form of distributed voting  
> algorithm, but that's a lot more work and you have to be careful to  
> get a correct implementation.
> Given the nature of CouchDB, and the fact that it already provides  
> the interface to the data cloud, providing generic core services  
> such as distributed voting with layered services such as global  
> uniqueness indexes, would be a logical extension.

i have to agree with you there - it does seem like a huge barrier to  
developing even the most trivial application and it'd be huge relief  
to have this baked in.  that said it's a *hard* problem so perhaps  
it's asking too much.  not sure about that...

in any case a web service really might make good sense.


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better. simply reflect on that.
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