GuidLib - A Library for GUID Generation and Manipulation


GuidLib is a library with functions for GUIDs (also known as UUIDs, as defined by RFC 4122). Besides standard functions for GUID generation, this library also supports the generation of GUIDs for primitive values such as integers and double precision values, and functions for GUID compression. GuidLib contains some highly experimental techniques that are not part of the RFC standard, but very useful for large, distributed databases. This is a research project with the aim to develop new techniques that make it possible to use GUIDs ubiquitously as primary key.

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