On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 6:24 AM, Tim Meadowcroft <meer...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think you can only really rely on IDs having different values.
> In general, at the moment with Twitter, you could assume they increase over
> time, but (and I don't work for Twitter) typically ID allocation on large
> multihost systems don't work by allocating strictly sequential IDs without
> gaps - it's too hard to sequence and not really necessary.

Yes, this is how they do it.



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