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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.GetUniqueNumber

Name GetUniqueNumber
Type Method
Summary Returns a unique number
Prototype long GetUniqueNumber();

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Returns a unique number in the range 0 to 2,147,483,647.

This number will be unique for this session of MUSHclient, across all worlds. You might use it to generate unique labels for one-shot timers, or other similar purposes.

Note that the number will eventually "wrap around" and thus, if you generate a lot of them (ie. 2,147,483,647 of them), they will no longer be unique.

Also note that this number generator is used internally in MUSHclient, and thus the numbers generated will not necessarily be in sequence.

Important - this number is reset for each new MUSHclient session, so these numbers are only unique per session, not indefinitely.

VBscript example
world.note world.GetUniqueNumber
Jscript example
world.note (world.GetUniqueNumber());
PerlScript example
$world->note ($world->GetUniqueNumber());
Python example
world.note (world.GetUniqueNumber)
Lua example
Note (GetUniqueNumber())
Returns A unique number in the range 0 to 2147483647 as described above.

See also ...

Function Description
CreateGUID Creates a GUID - Global Unique Identifier
GetUniqueID Creates a unique ID for general use, or for making Plugin IDs

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