[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #6492: Guids No Longer Have Permalink Format

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#6492: Guids No Longer Have Permalink Format
 Reporter:  brianwhite               |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General                  |     Version:  2.5
 Severity:  trivial                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch guid featured  |

Comment (by Denis-de-Bernardy):

 Replying to [comment:58 arnee]:
 > Sorry, I don't really see the benefit of including a 300-line library
 for generating "just" a random string. I think a sha1 hash of microtime()
 and the blog URL is enough random and unique for this case, a call to
 /dev/urandom or initializing COM objects sounds just a bit excessive, no?

 That entirely depends on how much what you're trying to do can cope with

 Also, fwiw, it's not "just" a random string. It's a 128bit integer.

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