[REBOL] Re: How to generate a UUID?
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 18-Jan-2002 14:16
<< - A developer submits a well-defined set of parameters (e.g.
developer's name, company (if relevant), project, version,
date) to a Rugby service.
- The reponse is an ID guaranteed to be unique because only
(the single instance of!) that service distributes them.
- Anyone can subsequently supply the ID to the service and get
back the identification data from the initial request. >>
I can think of lots of variations on that theme which would be useful,
though not necessarily related to uniqueness.
Having a central server certainly helps, but then you are dependent on it.
In some cases you may want at least some element of control over the
structure and content of the UID (Suananda's approach) and, in that
scenario, it's very helpful.
I've been thinking that the UIDs are plain, structured data. Now, you've got
me thinking that an encrypted UID could also be useful. Hmmm. More to think