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[REBOL] Re: How to generate a UUID?

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 18-Jan-2002 13:16

Hi, Gregg, Sunanda, et al, Gregg Irwin wrote:
> One use I've been thinking of, and why I think generic global > uniqueness is important (beyond application specific uniqueness > requirements), is that of messages and agents which may "travel". > > I'll be doing some more research on this, and maybe even hack up > a little test. Maybe, together, we can come up with something > that will work for both of us. >
Just to connect this thread with the well-deserved resurgence of interest in Rugby... Imagine a Rugby-based registry that works as follows: - 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. Thoughts? -jn-