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Re: Maintaining uniqueness across millions of items

by ChuckularOne (Parson)
on Aug 13, 2004 at 13:03 UTC ( #382649=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Maintaining uniqueness across millions of items

There is always the possibility that you could generate the numbers and create a checkssm that is significantly smaller than 16 digits.

Then you would only have to compare the checksums (and hold them in memory) for uniquness.

The only caveat being that in a list of 600,000,000 keys you, most likely, will have some codes/numbers which are unique but have the same checksum.
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