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

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Sat, 20 Jan 2001 13:01:04 -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.

Sorry Eric, this just doesn't make sense.  Keeping a counter around in
your module (protected by a semaphore) is obviously the right
solution.  Why are you fighting it?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)