Fun Project: xTalk GUID Generator

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Fri Dec 1 16:47:04 EST 2006


Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:17:01 PM, you wrote:

> Right... and the RFC I linked to specifically covers the issue of generating
> GUIDs when the resolution of the system clock is not as high. I just was
> countering the "standards" swipe someone made at Microsoft ;)

That would be me. And yes, as long a you can generate a long unique
pseudorandom number, the algorithm doesn't much matter. Except in the
case where it can be traced back to the originator, as in the case
with the unsecure Microsoft guid generator.

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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