Platform-independent GUID creation?

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Thu Jan 10 23:49:28 EST 2002

In article <9jeo3u851a4vo89f2lbpkhfduuipndsjk6 at>,
Toby Dickenson  <tdickenson at> wrote:
>"Irmen de Jong" <usenet at> wrote:
>>I don't have a better solution. If anybody has a better (Pythonic) GUID
>>generator, I'd be very interested.
>On machines that have it, /dev/urandom may well be unique enough.

This fails across multiple machines.
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