Dear diary, on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 05:55:37PM CEST, I got a letter
where Simon Fowler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 05:19:24AM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> > Simon
> > 
> > given that you have multiple machines creating files, how do you deal with 
> > the idea of the same 'unique id' being assigned to different files by 
> > different machines?
> > 
> The id is a sha1 hash of the current time and the full path of the
> file being added - the chances of that being replicated without
> malicious intent is extremely small. There are other things that
> could be used, like the hostname, username of the person running the
> program, etc, but I don't really see them being necessary.

Why not just use UUID?

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
C++: an octopus made by nailing extra legs onto a dog. -- Steve Taylor
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