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package uuid
import (
const base62alphabet = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
// Creates a hexadecimal UUID.
func NewUuid() string {
b := make([]byte, 16)
return fmt.Sprintf("%x", b)
// Creates a base-62 UUID.
func NewUuid62() string {
return ConvertUp(NewUuid(), base62alphabet)
// ConvertUp converts a hexadecimal UUID string to a base alphabet greater than
// 16. It is used here to compress a 32 character UUID down to 23 URL friendly
// characters.
func ConvertUp(oldNumber string, baseAlphabet string) string {
n := big.NewInt(0)
n.SetString(oldNumber, 16)
base := big.NewInt(int64(len(baseAlphabet)))
newNumber := make([]byte, 23) //converted size of max base-62 uuid
i := len(newNumber)
for n.Int64() != 0 {
_, r := n.DivMod(n, base, big.NewInt(0))
newNumber[i] = baseAlphabet[r.Int64()]
return string(newNumber[i:])