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UUIDs are 128 bit numbers which are intended to have a high likelihood of uniqueness over space and time and are computationally difficult to guess. They are globally unique identifiers which can be locally generated without contacting a global registration authority. UUIDs are intended as unique identifiers for both mass tagging objects with an extremely short lifetime and to reliably identifying very persistent objects across a network.
OSSP::uuid provides two Perl APIs:
The OO-style API is a wrapper around the C-style API and intended for high-level and regular programming.
The C-style API is a direct mapping of the OSSP uuid ISO-C API to Perl and is intended for low-level programming.
The Debian package provides also Data::UUID interface so OSSP::uuid can be used as free replacement for non-DFSG Perl module.
uuid_compat(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentationuuid_compat(3pm) NAME Data::UUID - OSSP uuid Backward Compatibility Perl Binding DESCRIPTION Data::UUID is the OSSP uuid backward compatibility Perl bind‐ ing to the API of the original Data::UUID module. It allows other Data::UUID based Perl modules to run with OSSP::uuid without changes. SEE ALSO more»
uuid(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation uuid(3pm) NAME 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 com‐ pliant Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). It supports more»
ossp-uuid (1.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. - No binary files in upstream. Closes: #381579. - uuid -d works for amd64. Closes: #381533. * PHP packages use conf.d configuration schema. * Fix Data::UUID::to_b64string returned value ends with a "\n". Closes: #399357. -- Piotr Roszatycki <email@example.com> Mon, 20 Nov 2006 17:15:47 +0100 ossp-uuid (1.3.2-1 more»
This is a prepackaged version of OSSP uuid ISO-C and Perl application programming interface. It was more»