[erlang-questions] Mnesia and autogenerated ids

Kevin Scaldeferri <>
Thu Aug 7 23:56:18 CEST 2008


On Aug 7, 2008, at 1:57 PM, zambal wrote:

> If the only requirement of an ID is to be unique, why would you choose
> for another method than using now()?
>
> Or in other words, what are possible drawbacks of using now() as a
> unique ID generator?


I could imagine security or privacy concerns in some applications.


-kevin



More information about the erlang-questions mailing list