Contributed by BBQ
on Apr 23, 2000 at 05:15 UTC
> dates and times
For a long time I've used time() as a primary key on small
databases just to keep track of records' ages. The problem
is: what do I do if I have more than 1 transaction per
second? Is there any perlfunc that will let me get less than
a full second reply?
|Answer: time() smaller than seconds?|
contributed by turnstep
It's probably easier to just add something else to your
primary key than to try and get sub-second responses. A
good example is to use:
which sets the key to a combination of the time
in seconds and the process ID. This combination
will be unique, as long as each time the script is
run it generates a single key (e.g. a web script).
If the script generates more than one key per second,
add a counter:
$mykey = "$^T$$";
$mykey = "$^T$$" . $x++;
If you do need sub-second times, you can look
at the Time::HiRes module, although it may not
work on your system, as it uses syscall
in C. Probably easier overall to use the
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