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perl library for generating universally unique identifiers
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Data::UUID ================= Data::UUID - Perl extension for generating Globally/Universally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs/UUIDs). This module provides a framework for generating UUIDs (Universally Unique Identifiers, also known as GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers). A UUID is 128 bits long, and is guaranteed to be different from all other UUIDs/GUIDs generated until 3400 A.D. UUIDs were originally used in the Network Computing System (NCS) and later in the Open Software Foundation's (OSF) Distributed Computing Environment. Currently many different technologies rely on UUIDs to provide unique identity for various software components, Microsoft COM/DCOM for instance, uses GUIDs very extensively to uniquely identify classes, applications and components across network-connected systems. INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install NOTE: This module is designed to save its state information in a permanent storage location. The installation script (i.e. Makefile.PL) prompts for a directory name to use as a storage location for state file and defaults this directory to "/var/tmp" if no directory name is provided. The installation script will not accept names of directories that do not exist, however, it will take the locations, which the installing user has no write permissions to. In this case, the state information will not be saved, which will maximize the chances of generating duplicate UUIDs. COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (C) 2001, Alexander Golomshtok