[Tracker-discuss] [issue73] Issue numbering

Martin v. Löwis metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Mon Jan 15 23:31:00 CET 2007

Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:

I like issue IDs to be really the same, so I would not encourage introduction of
a new field. If that means that one has to start numbering at the highest value,
so be it. There still seems to be an issue, though: I very much doubt that the
highest number after import was in the 999449 range. In fact (contrary to what I
suggested), the highest number after import is 1619060, i.e. *above* the numbers
that roundup then starts allocating. Could it be that the maximum-forming uses
the textual (decimal) representation, rather than the numeric value?

Still, I would like to see roundup changed to support low numbers in some form.
For example, importing currently starts at ID 207608. If new issues would start
at 1000 (say), it would take *years* until we get to 200000 (given that we
imported 9941 issues). So just raising an error if a new issue ID is above
200000 might be enough: if we ever get to that number (likely not in my
lifetime), we can skip over the imported numbers (going straight from 200000 to

Others may feel differently about this, of course, and prefer that the numbers
increase in strictly historical order.

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