Generating unique ids in Mnesia

Gaspar Chilingarov <>
Thu Aug 18 17:36:44 CEST 2005


Joel Reymont wrote:
> Only if I can convert it to a number. Think generating session ids  for 
> a browser.
> 

what about term_to_binary() and converting binary to ascii presentation? :)

4> io:format("~p~n" , [term_to_binary(erlang:make_ref())]).
<<131,114,0,3,100,0,13,110,111,110,111,100,101,64,110,111,104,111,115,116,0,0,0,0,62,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0>>


probably there is better way to convert to ascii value :)


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