[Python-Dev] UUID module

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Sat Jun 10 22:02:57 CEST 2006

    Thomas> On OS X, this call is not available, but /usr/lib/libc.dylib has
    Thomas> a uuid_generate function which is apparently compatible to the
    Thomas> linux example I posted above.


    % python
    Python 2.5a2 (trunk:46644M, Jun  4 2006, 10:58:16) 
    [GCC 4.0.0 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5026)] on darwin
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> from ctypes.util import find_library
    >>> print find_library("c")
    >>> from ctypes import *
    >>> libc = CDLL("libc.dylib")
    >>> uuid = create_string_buffer(16)
    >>> libc.uuid_generate(uuid, 1)
    >>> print repr(uuid[:])
    '\x03K\xab\x0e\x96\xba at 3\xa5\x9f\x04\x1d\x9b\x91\x08\x1b'


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