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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Size of couchdb documents
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:09:17 GMT
That advice probably dates to when we made a fully random UUID.

On 16 March 2012 15:02, Daniel Gonzalez <gonvaled@gonvaled.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
>> Any reason you can't use the built-in, default UUID algorithm that
>> produces collision-resistant but sequential values?
>>
>> B.
>>
>
> Two reasons:
>
> 1. According to the couchdb-python documentation, this is not
> recommended: "The save() method creates a document with a random ID
> generated by CouchDB (which is not recommended)."
> http://packages.python.org/CouchDB/client.html. I do not remember the
> reasoning behind this., but I have been sticking to this in my
> libraries.
> 2. Using a standard uuid will probably put me back into my size and
> performance problems. The uuid generated by couchdb is 32 (?)
> characters, and now I am using much less.

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