I can't let the Drupal 7 User IDs - Not Consecutive post alone just like that. A couple of emphasized "they" referring to some core contributors is really deeply disturbing because it furthers a false argument: there are "core developers" and there are "others". Everyone can write core patches and you are more than welcome to! As for this issue, it's not about liking or disliking auto-increment, it's about real problems with auto-increment, one of the biggest is not even listed because it's implied to be known: in D6 the presence of a 0 in an autoincrement column (the user id) causing massive import headaches. Oh and please don't use the "solution" in that blog post, it has a lot of race conditions... and why I didn't comment there? Because comments are Facebook only and I don't use Facebook.
Disclaimer: I wrote the patch in question. This has nothing to do with the problem outlined above.
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