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Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Should Emacs provide a uuid function?
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 16:43:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder if Emacs can provide a make-uuid function to generate RFC4122
> (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4122.txt) Universally Unique IDentifiers.
> Many elisp packages have already come up with their own either by
> calling external tool uuidgen or implementing a dumbed-down version.

I'd rather not clutter up Emacs with such odds and ends, unless there's
a demonstrable need; OTOH, anyone who cares can just use uuidgen.  Do
you have any specific application in mind?

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