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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: grokking arch

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: grokking arch
Date: 25 Mar 2004 19:19:14 -0800

On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 16:51, Charles Duffy wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 18:32, Robert Anderson wrote:
> > The number "73" for example, exists in no less than 85 of my
> > UUID's in one my trees.
> But doing a global search/replace on "73" would be silly.

People do "silly" things.  And I don't think it's _that_ silly.  How
many places would you expect to find "73" in a set of sources that uses
it, say, as some kind of magic number?  I could easily see someone
assuming that there's no way it would be anywhere but where intended.

In any case, UUID's are better than some alternatives for such
collisions, but they certainly don't guarantee anything, as you seemed
to imply.


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