[docs] [issue33545] Docs for uuid don't mention that uuid1 can repeat in some circumstances
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Wed May 16 13:32:45 EDT 2018
New submission from merelymoray <arcadesrofocale at yahoo.co.uk>:
Generate a UUID from a host ID, sequence number, and the current time. If node is not given, getnode() is used to obtain the hardware address. If clock_seq is given, it is used as the sequence number; otherwise a random 14-bit sequence number is chosen.
This neglects to mention that if you call uuid1() in quick succession with no parameters, you can get a repeat uuid.
I had a bug because of this.
It would have been nice if the docs mentioned the fact directly.
It's only a sentence to add, and would have saved a lot of time.
assignee: docs at python
nosy: docs at python, merelymoray
title: Docs for uuid don't mention that uuid1 can repeat in some circumstances
versions: Python 3.6
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