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Re: UUIDGEN in lisp

From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: UUIDGEN in lisp
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 05:05:14 +0100
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Brad Collins <address@hidden> writes:

> I think it would be generally helpful to have a generic unique id
> generator for a number available for any application but I'm not
> sure if this has already been done or not.
> Any ideas?

Concat some strings that should identify the user -- uid, pid,
system-name etc. -- plus some random stuff, and take a hash?

Something like:

(md5 (format "%s%s%s%s%s%s%s%s" 

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