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[REBOL] Re: How to generate a UUID? (was possible data format... Re:Re: dbms3.r

From: brett:codeconscious at: 17-Jan-2002 18:55

I had thought of using checksum/secure as an ID some time back. But the synonym possibility made be nervous. Why? (1) Such a chance is greater than zero (2) I believe that Murphy's law is understated. (3) I've programming so long I'm automatically suspicious of possibilities :)
> Needless to say, none of this implies that synonyms fail to exist > (see previous note), but simply that it should be infeasibly hard > to construct a synonym for a given input.
Apply that quote to the idea of using checksum/secure as an ID and it sounds comforting to me. I wonder if it is "infeasibly hard" over a lifetime? Brett.