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Primary Key Generator Implemented In Python

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PkGen is a pk generator implemented using Python, who’s core algorithm derives from Mongo’s generation of ObjectId.

Basic Concept of ObjectId

A BSON ObjectId is a 12-byte value consisting of a 4-byte timestamp (seconds since epoch), a 3-byte machine id, a 2-byte process id(PID) and a 3-byte counter. Note tha the timestamp and counter fields must be stored big endian unlike the rest of BSON.



2 ways to install PkGen:

  1. clone the repo to your machine, run
$ cd ~ &&
$ python install
  1. using pip
$ pip install -e git+


>>> from pkgen import PkGen
>>> pkg = PkGen()
>>> pk = pkg.pkgen()

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