This int ain't big enough for the both of us

  •  Just got bug assigned to me, it's about automatically setting an index value in an integer (very important) database field. The suggestion on how to fix it is simply amazing:

     "Set the correct value. To avoid collisions with any indices generated by the table sequence, start at IntMax+1"

  • With any luck, IntMax+1 will overflow silently to -IntMax-1 and assuming the table sequence started at 0 you'll be collision-free for the next IntMax-1 inserts.

  • Turns out the value is a BigInt, JimLahey commits suicide when he finds out.

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