On Oct 19, 5:19 am, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote: > So what is Snowflake? > ------------------------------ > 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)? -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk