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The timestamp itself being accurate or not really does not matter at all, at least in the majority of use cases.

The idea is just to avoid a filename conflict which, even though the fix may be easy enough, can cause confusion for both the humans (developers) and for the schema management system itself (they usually just keep track of which versions have / have not been run).

Even just incrementing new migrations by random(0,1000) would, at least in theory, resolve the issue for the most part.

It just seems a lot easier to go ahead & use timestamps though....




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