[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?