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uuid(3) 						User Contributed Perl Documentation						   uuid(3)

OSSP::uuid - OSSP uuid Perl Binding DESCRIPTION
OSSP uuid is a ISO-C:1999 application programming interface (API) and corresponding command line interface (CLI) for the generation of DCE 1.1, ISO/IEC 11578:1996 and RFC 4122 compliant Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). It supports DCE 1.1 variant UUIDs of version 1 (time and node based), version 3 (name based, MD5), version 4 (random number based) and version 5 (name based, SHA-1). Additional API bindings are provided for the languages ISO-C++:1998, Perl:5 and PHP:4/5. Optional backward compatibility exists for the ISO-C DCE-1.1 and Perl Data::UUID APIs. OSSP::uuid is the Perl binding to the OSSP uuid API. Three variants are provided: TIE-STYLE API The TIE-style API is a functionality-reduced wrapper around the OO-style API and intended for very high-level convenience programming: "use OSSP::uuid;" tie" my $uuid, 'OSSP::uuid::tie', $mode, ...;" "$uuid = [ $mode, ... ];" "print "UUID=$uuid ";" "untie $uuid;" OO-STYLE API The OO-style API is a wrapper around the C-style API and intended for high-level regular programming. "use OSSP::uuid;" "my $uuid = "new" OSSP::uuid;" "$uuid->"load"($name);" "$uuid->"make"($mode, ...);" "$result = $uuid->"isnil"();" "$result = $uuid->"compare"($uuid2);" "$uuid->"import"($fmt, $data_ptr);" "$data_ptr = $uuid->"export"($fmt);" "[(]$str[, $rc)] = $uuid->"error"();" "$ver = $uuid->"version"();" "undef $uuid;" Additionally, the strings "v1", "v3", "v4", "v5" and "mc" can be used in $mode and the strings "bin", "str", and "txt" can be used for $fmt. C-STYLE API The C-style API is a direct mapping of the OSSP uuid ISO-C API to Perl and is intended for low-level programming. See uuid(3) for a description of the functions and their expected arguments. "use OSSP::uuid qw(:all);" "my $uuid; $rc = "uuid_create"($uuid);" "$rc = "uuid_load"($uuid, $name);" "$rc = "uuid_make"($uuid, $mode, ...);" "$rc = "uuid_isnil"($uuid, $result);" "$rc = "uuid_compare"($uuid, $uuid2, $result);" "$rc = "uuid_import"($uuid, $fmt, $data_ptr, $data_len);" "$rc = "uuid_export"($uuid, $fmt, $data_ptr, $data_len);" "$str = "uuid_error"($rc);" "$ver = "uuid_version"();" "$rc = "uuid_destroy"($uuid);" Additionally, the following constants are exported for use in $rc, $mode, $fmt and $ver: "UUID_VERSION", "UUID_LEN_BIN", "UUID_LEN_STR", "UUID_RC_OK", "UUID_RC_ARG", "UUID_RC_MEM", "UUID_RC_SYS", "UUID_RC_INT", "UUID_RC_IMP", "UUID_MAKE_V1", "UUID_MAKE_V3", "UUID_MAKE_V4", "UUID_MAKE_V5", "UUID_MAKE_MC", "UUID_FMT_BIN", "UUID_FMT_STR", "UUID_FMT_SIV", "UUID_FMT_TXT". EXAMPLES
The following two examples create the version 3 UUID "02d9e6d5-9467-382e-8f9b-9300a64ac3cd", both via the OO-style and the C-style API. Error handling is omitted here for easier reading, but has to be added for production-quality code. # TIE-style API (very high-level) use OSSP::uuid; tie my $uuid, 'OSSP::uuid::tie'; $uuid = [ "v1" ]; print "UUIDs: $uuid, $uuid, $uuid "; $uuid = [ "v3", "ns:URL", "" ]; print "UUIDs: $uuid, $uuid, $uuid "; untie $uuid; # OO-style API (high-level) use OSSP::uuid; my $uuid = new OSSP::uuid; my $uuid_ns = new OSSP::uuid; $uuid_ns->load("ns:URL"); $uuid->make("v3", $uuid_ns, ""); undef $uuid_ns; my $str = $uuid->export("str"); undef $uuid; print "$str "; # C-style API (low-level) use OSSP::uuid qw(:all); my $uuid; uuid_create($uuid); my $uuid_ns; uuid_create($uuid_ns); uuid_load($uuid_ns, "ns:URL"); uuid_make($uuid, UUID_MAKE_V3, $uuid_ns, ""); uuid_destroy($uuid_ns); my $str; uuid_export($uuid, UUID_FMT_STR, $str, undef); uuid_destroy($uuid); print "$str "; SEE ALSO
uuid(1), uuid-config(1), uuid(3). HISTORY
The Perl binding OSSP::uuid to OSSP uuid was implemented in November 2004 by Ralf S. Engelschall <>. perl v5.16.3 2007-01-01 uuid(3)
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