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Re: Custom-length random/unique string generator

by RichardK (Vicar)
on Feb 02, 2013 at 19:42 UTC ( #1016745=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Custom-length random/unique string generator

Using the process id for your random number doesn't look like a good idea.

PIDs get reused so they're not unique and can be a very small value.

It's a bit better to make a string from the date time plus other info then hash that.

Or as other people have said, it's a lot better to use an existing module :)

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