Generating a unique identifier

Wildemar Wildenburger lasses_weil at klapptsowieso.net
Fri Sep 7 16:06:07 CEST 2007


Will Maier wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 12:03:23PM -0000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> [...]
>> which is easy enough, but I thought I'd check if there was an existing 
>> solution in the standard library that I missed. Also, for other 
>> applications, I might want them to be rather less predictable.
> 
> 2.5 includes the uuid module for RFC 4122 universally-unique IDs:
> 
>     http://docs.python.org/lib/module-uuid.html
> 
Jesus Christ! What in all the world *doesn't* Python do already?!

Can't we now just write up a module for the standard lib that takes care 
of writing all the other code as well and just forget about getting our 
hands dirty with programming altogether?

/W
(just in case: ;)!)



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