[issue5415] uuid module generates incorrect values for uuid3 (and possibly uuid5)
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Sat Mar 7 23:39:41 CET 2009
DSM <dsm001 at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:
Hmm. I quickly wrote my own implementation and I agree with the uuid
module and disagree with the RFC value.
Further searching suggests that this may be an error in the RFC. See
http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=4122 ; see also
http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=5064537 for a
specific explanation of what probably caused the bug in the reference code.
I can reproduce the RFC value by (IMO incorrectly) flipping the
(It may be worth noting, though, that one of the links above points to
the python implementation for support-- so there could be a vicious
circle here. :^)
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