[Python-Dev] Weird use of hash() -- will this work?

Eric Raymond esr@netaxs.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2001 12:49:43 -0500

> A combination of time.time(), process id and counter should
> work in all cases. Make sure you use a lock around the counter,
> though.

Yes, but...this hack has to work in a multithreaded environment,
so process ID isn't good enough.  And I don't want to keep a counter
around if I don't have to.
	<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/home.html">Eric S. Raymond</a>