Saturday, September 15, 2018

Look at the Time


I'll be quick. In the kitchen. With tea brewing. Talking to a developer about new code. Exploring  assumptions. An enjoyable conversation. A valuable five minutes.

A third party provides an object identifier to our code. We use it as a key because it's our understanding that the identifier is unique. We have never seen identifier collision.

Try again: we have never seen identifier collision at any given point in time.

Do we know that the third party will not recycle identifiers as the objects they represent are discarded? What would happen if they did?

No longer in the kitchen. Tea on desk.
Image: https://flic.kr/p/aCWUN5

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