[erlang-questions] Mnesia and autogenerated ids

Kevin Scaldeferri kevin@REDACTED
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.


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