[Python-Dev] UUID module

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Fri Jun 9 14:11:24 CEST 2006

    Fredrik> the reason for making it a required argument is to make it
    Fredrik> clear that the code is using a "suboptimal" way to get at the
    Fredrik> MAC value.

    Fredrik> explicit is better than implicit etc etc.

Can't we expect there will be a faster way to get at the MAC address at some
point in the future, maybe via a _uuid extension module that does all the
magic in C?  Or is there something inherently slow in discovering a
machine's MAC address (I realize such a task would probably be quite


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