[Tutor] Persistent store for a single integer
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 15:44:22 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Patrick Phalen wrote:
> The Unique ID is an integer starting at 1000000 and incrementing by 1
> for each new "customer."
> So, in other words, when I write the data to the file, I need to
> determine the last-used integer, increment it and concatenate this
> UniqueID to most of the fields.
> What is a good persistence model for this integer? A file with a
> mutex/lock? A pickled numeral? These seem kind of expensive.
Actually, I typically use Gadfly (www.chordate.com) for this kind of
thing, especially with my sequence number additions.
> Naturally, I want to avoid data corruption in the case where many people
> might access the form at once, take arbitrary time to complete the
> form, etc., without blocking people for lengthy periods.
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