[development] Unique/Random IDs and drupal

Konstantin Käfer kkaefer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 21:11:46 UTC 2008

> Given that, I don't see much advantage for 99% of sites to using 64- 
> bit unique
> IDs over 32-bit.  It wouldn't break anything I suppose, but how many  
> Drupal
> sites have the multiple millions of nodes required to run out of the  
> 32-bit
> space?  I can't actually think of any.

32 bit allow for more than 4 billion unique IDs. If any site goes over  
it, they can easily change their columns (or rethink their data model).


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