4Suite API Documentation

Module Ft.Lib.Uuid

Functions for generating and comparing Universal Unique Identifiers (UUIDs), based on ideas from e2fsprogs.
A UUID is essentially a 128-bit random number that has a string
representation of 28 hexadecimal digits, hyphenated in groups of
8-4-4-12. The value could be greater than the number of atoms in the
universe; it's extremely unlikely that the same number would ever be
generated twice.

UUIDs are defined by ISO/IEC 11578:1996 (Remote Procedure Call)
and The Open Group's DCE 1.1 (Distributed Computing Environment) spec
(the ISO version was based on an earlier version of the DCE spec).
See http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009629399/apdxa.htm#tagcjh_20
for the current version, and also see the expired IETF Internet-Draft
http://www.opengroup.org/dce/info/draft-leach-uuids-guids-01.txt for
a version with more informative prose and examples.

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Functions:

Functions

CompareUuids(u1, u2)
Compares, as with cmp(), two UUID strings case-insensitively
GenerateUuid()
Returns a new UUID as a long int
UuidAsString(uuid)
Formats a long int representing a UUID as a UUID string: 32 hex digits in hyphenated groups of 8-4-4-4-12.