RE: [unrev-II] Jack's Use Case: Context-sensitive representation

From: Gil Regev (
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 12:00:47 PDT

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    >Eric Armstrong wrote
    >So it died because the solution only worked on windows machines,
    >and had security problems, besides? Is that an accurate summary
    >of what you found?

    No, in fact, the second link said that GUIDs are part of an ISO standard
    (ISO-11578) which specifies the DCE-RPC (Distributed Computing
    Environment-Remote Procedure Call) which is a cross platform specification.
    Here's the description of the uuidgen tool on Linux (copied from the Linux
    manual at
    "The uuidgen program creates a new universally unique identifier (UUID)
    using the libuuid(3) library. The new UUID can reasonably be considered
    unique among all UUIDs created on the local system, and among UUIDs created
    on other systems in the past and in the future.
    There are two types of UUID's which uuidgen can generate: time-based UUID's
    and random-based UUID's. By default uuidgen will generate a random-based
    UUID if a high-quality random number generator is present. Otherwise, it
    will chose a time-based UUID. It is possible to force the generation of one
    of these two UUID types by using the -r or -t options."


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