[fpc-devel] CreateGUID implementation attached

Danny Milosavljevic danny.milo at gmx.net
Thu May 19 17:40:52 CEST 2005


attached you find a CreateGUID implementation that creates (time-based)
guids. These follow a low-high approach, with a random part and a time

If available, uses libuuid.so.1 and /dev/urandom. Otherwhise uses manual
implementation (which sucks - just test by while true ;
do ./createguid ; done and behold all the equal guids) as a fallback.

The function should be pretty usable *if* libuuid.so.1 is available, and
pretty dangerous if not. I'll not be improving the fallback further
though. Someone wants to step in?

www.keyserver.net key id A334AEA6

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