[development] Unique/Random IDs and drupal

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 11:20:40 UTC 2008

OK, but please all take into account that it is not necessarily the
best thing to tie the creation of the UUID to the database at all.

That would be a big mistake and bad design decision and continue the
kind of dependencies that need to be overcome.

There exist many independent UUID libraries (in Java, PHP, etc) as
described in the other thread.

Once created, the UUID of course will be persisted, so the rest of the
discussion is exceedingly fruitful, especially the use cases.

Victor Kane

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 7:52 PM, Robert Douglass <rob at robshouse.net> wrote:
>> Again, a driving use case is "two drupal sites that were founded
>> independently of any knowledge of each other would like to merge their
>> databases".
> To me, two even more compelling use cases are:
> a) sharing global taxonomy vocabularies (the countries of the world each
> have globally unique ids shared across all sites)
> b) import/export. This is like the merge example from Ethan but perhaps a
> little more concrete in terms of what people are already doing. I could
> export my blog posts from one site and import them into another site and
> keep the id.
> c) global user ids. I always have the same user id on every Drupal site.

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