🍩 Sole is a lightweight C++11 library to generate universally unique identificators (UUID), both v1 and v4.
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README.md

sole

  • Sole is a lightweight C++11 library to generate universally unique identificators (UUID).
  • Sole provides interface for UUID versions 0, 1 and 4.
  • Sole rebuilds UUIDs from hexadecimal and base62 cooked strings as well.
  • Sole is tiny, header-only, cross-platform.
  • Sole is zlib/libpng licensed.

Some theory

  • UUID version 1 (48-bit MAC address + 60-bit clock with a resolution of 100 ns)
  • UUID version 4 (122-bits of randomness)
  • Use v1 if you are worried about leaving it up to probabilities.
  • Use v4 if you are worried about security issues and determinism.

About custom version 0

  • UUID version 0 (16-bit PID + 48-bit MAC address + 60-bit clock with a resolution of 100ns since Unix epoch)
  • Format is EPOCH_LOW-EPOCH_MID-VERSION(0)|EPOCH_HI-PID-MAC

Public API

  • sole::uuid 128-bit UUID base type that allows comparison and sorting. std::ostream << friendly. .str() to get a cooked hex string. .base62() to get a cooked base62 string. .pretty() to get a pretty decomposed report.
  • sole::uuid0() creates an UUID v0.
  • sole::uuid1() creates an UUID v1.
  • sole::uuid4() creates an UUID v4.
  • sole::rebuild() rebuilds an UUID from given string or 64-bit tuple.

Showcase

~sole> cat sample.cc
#include <iostream>
#include "sole.hpp"

int main() {
    sole::uuid u0 = sole::uuid0(), u1 = sole::uuid1(), u4 = sole::uuid4();

    std::cout << "uuid v0 string : " << u0 << std::endl;
    std::cout << "uuid v0 base62 : " << u0.base62() << std::endl;
    std::cout << "uuid v0 pretty : " << u0.pretty() << std::endl << std::endl;

    std::cout << "uuid v1 string : " << u1 << std::endl;
    std::cout << "uuid v1 base62 : " << u1.base62() << std::endl;
    std::cout << "uuid v1 pretty : " << u1.pretty() << std::endl << std::endl;

    std::cout << "uuid v4 string : " << u4 << std::endl;
    std::cout << "uuid v4 base62 : " << u4.base62() << std::endl;
    std::cout << "uuid v4 pretty : " << u4.pretty() << std::endl << std::endl;

    u1 = sole::rebuild("F81D4FAE-7DEC-11D0-A765-00A0C91E6BF6");
    std::cout << "uuid v1 rebuilt: " << u1 << " -> " << u1.pretty() << std::endl;

    u4 = sole::rebuild("GITheR4tLlg-BagIW20DGja");
    std::cout << "uuid v4 rebuilt: " << u4 << " -> " << u4.pretty() << std::endl;
}

~sole> g++ sample.cc -std=c++11 -lrt && ./a.out
uuid v0 string : 00aed2f9-c5f8-0030-0fd8-00ffb77bd832
uuid v0 base62 : 3dNJHWv0aW-1MKpXy7mEmf
uuid v0 pretty : version=0,timestamp="03/07/2013 12:19:43",mac=00ffb77bd832,pid=4056,

uuid v1 string : 14314b83-e3ca-11e2-8b83-00ffb77bd832
uuid v1 base62 : 1jU2TXBD9t4-BycINxiP5Jh
uuid v1 pretty : version=1,timestamp="03/07/2013 12:19:43",mac=00ffb77bd832,clock_seq=2947,

uuid v4 string : fa237b32-d580-42db-aeb9-b09a1d90067e
uuid v4 base62 : LTTsO5t3jMR-F03eZqkMchC
uuid v4 pretty : version=4,randbits=fa237b32d58002db2eb9b09a1d90067e,

uuid v1 rebuilt : f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6 -> version=1,timestamp="03/02/1997 18:43:12",mac=00a0c91e6bf6,clock_seq=10085,
uuid v4 rebuilt : bdd55e2f-6f6b-4088-8703-ddedba9456a2 -> version=4,randbits=bdd55e2f6f6b0088703ddedba9456a2,

Special notes

  • clang/g++ users: both -std=c++11 and -lrt may be required when compiling sole.cpp

Changelog

  • v1.0.1 (2017/05/16): Improve UUID4 and base62 performance; Fix warnings
  • v1.0.0 (2016/02/03): Initial semver adherence; Switch to header-only; Remove warnings