From: Samuel Wales <email@example.com> To: TRS-80 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Any reason not to generate my own custom ID value (NOT CUSTOM_ID)? Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:20:21 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CAJcAo8uhhoXqu8GJRriAxSREj3cL1XBTvdo0okTMaOO1MWnFzw@mail.gmail.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> this or something similar has definitely been discussed on this mailing list. so you are not alone. although i undersatnd the whole thing as readable id's. dunno if that is the prupose. maybe something like a timestamp and then the usual id would give you pretty good uniqueness. On 9/10/20, TRS-80 <email@example.com> wrote: > First, I want to express my sincere and heart-felt gratitude to Carsten > (and other contributors) for making and sharing this wonderful piece of > software. I have come to refer to it as "one of the gateway drugs to > Emacs" (the other being Magit, IMHO). It was certainly one of (if not > /the/) main reason(s) why I started using Emacs initially. > > I could in fact gush all day, however people are busy, so, on to the > main issue... :) > > It seems to me that there is nothing really stopping me from inserting > whatever value I like for value of "ID" Property. Based on brief > experimentation, org-store-link and org-insert-link seem to happily > accept whatever value is already there (which I entered manually, for > testing purposes). > > However I seem to recall reading some warning somewhere about this, > although I cannot seem to find it right now. > > What I would like to do, is generate my own ID values in a more human > readable format, something "ISO-like" for example "2020-09-10-1433" (as > opposed to the default "uuid" method). These sort of ID are still > "Unique" (well, within my own system, anyway) as long as I am not > generating them more often than once per minute. And they have the > advantages of being shorter, human readable, and meaningful. > > Even when org-id-link-to-org-use-id and org-id-track-globally are both > set to "t", org-id seems happy to insert my "ISO-like" ID right into the > hash table and org-id-locations-file. > > I do need the "across files" functionality. My understanding is that > this is main difference between ID and CUSTOM_ID (the latter being local > only to the file). Unless I am misunderstanding? > > So, what am I missing here? Any reason(s) /not/ to use my own custom ID > value? > > In addition to the general case, one particular area I am unsure about > (as I have yet to get it working) is how this all works out with HTML > export, as that is something I also wanted to get working at some point. > > I tried studying some of the related sources (as well as mailing list > archive), but could not seem to reach a conclusive answer. I was hoping > that some more knowledgeable people could confirm > whether this is a really bad idea, or not. Any feedback would be > greatly appreciated! > > Cheers! > > TRS-80 > >  It could easily be extended to second (or further) resolution, if > needed. For me, minute resolution will be fine. > > -- The Kafka Pandemic Please learn what misopathy is. https://thekafkapandemic.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-some-diseases-are-wronged.html
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-09-10 22:21 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-09-10 20:02 TRS-80 2020-09-10 22:00 ` Gustav Wikström 2020-09-10 22:16 ` TRS-80 2020-09-13 20:18 ` Bastien 2020-09-10 22:20 ` Samuel Wales [this message] 2020-09-10 23:33 ` TRS-80 2020-09-11 1:06 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-11 1:31 ` TRS-80 2020-09-11 7:51 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-13 20:19 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 7:19 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 7:43 ` [PATCH] " Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-23 7:48 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 8:08 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-23 8:30 ` Bastien 2020-09-23 8:40 ` Ihor Radchenko 2020-09-23 8:48 ` Bastien 2021-04-25 14:19 ` Bastien
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