NAME¶uuid - UUID generation and comparison
SYNOPSIS¶package require Tcl 8.5
package require uuid ?1.0.4?
::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.
- ::uuid::uuid generate
- Creates a type 4 uuid by MD5 hashing a number of bits of variant data including the time and hostname. Returns the string representation of the new uuid.
- ::uuid::uuid equal id1 id2
- Compares two uuids and returns true if both arguments are the same uuid.
% uuid::uuid generate b12dc22c-5c36-41d2-57da-e29d0ef5839c
- 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 [http://core.tcl.tk/tcllib/reportlist]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.
CATEGORY¶Hashes, checksums, and encryption
Copyright (c) 2004, Pat Thoyts <firstname.lastname@example.org>