[Mailman-Developers] Requirements for a new archiver
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Wed Oct 29 12:41:20 EST 2003
At 11:48 AM -0500 2003/10/29, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> You need a guaranteed unique id to be used as a primary index field.
> "Need" is a strong word. Its very deployment and use-case sensitive.
In the case of a database, it is a hard requirement. A primary
index field must be guaranteed unique. There is absolutely no way
around this issue.
> "Need"? No. It is a deployment choice with easily understood
Perhaps for the application, but this is a totally different
ballgame when it comes to a database. Google for "primary index
field", and hopefully you will understand.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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