On Oct 19, 5:19 am, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> So what is Snowflake?
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> Snowflake is a service we will be using to generate unique Tweet IDs. These
> Tweet IDs are unique 64bit unsigned integers, which, instead of being
> sequential like the current IDs, are based on time. The full ID is composed
> of a timestamp, a worker number, and a sequence number.

Will the new IDs be monotonically increasing? If my programming
language can handle 64bit integers, can I compare two IDs and expect
that the lower ID represents an older tweet (approximately)?

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