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NAME

uuid - UUID generation and comparison

Table Of Contents

SYNOPSIS

package require Tcl 8.5 9
package require uuid ?1.0.8?

::uuid::uuid generate
::uuid::uuid equal id1 id2

DESCRIPTION

This package provides a generator of universally unique identifiers (UUID) also known as globally unique identifiers (GUID). This implementation follows the draft specification from (1) although this is actually an expired draft document.

COMMANDS

EXAMPLES

% uuid::uuid generate
b12dc22c-5c36-41d2-57da-e29d0ef5839c

REFERENCES

  1. Paul J. Leach, "UUIDs and GUIDs", February 1998. (http://www.opengroup.org/dce/info/draft-leach-uuids-guids-01.txt)

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category uuid of the Tcllib Trackers. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

When proposing code changes, please provide unified diffs, i.e the output of diff -u.

Note further that attachments are strongly preferred over inlined patches. Attachments can be made by going to the Edit form of the ticket immediately after its creation, and then using the left-most button in the secondary navigation bar.

KEYWORDS

GUID, UUID

CATEGORY

Hashes, checksums, and encryption

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004, Pat Thoyts