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Question regarding IceUtil::generateUUID()

grembogrembo Member Michael GmelinOrganization: Grem Equity GmbHProject: E-Commerce platform
Hello,

I checked the implementation of generateUUID() and figured that it basically gets 16 bytes from /dev/urandom and twists some bits for version information, pid etc. (the struct UUID used in there seems to be a remainder). I'm just curious, because your documentation states in various footnotes (e.g. 8.7.5):

"Well, almost: eventually, the UUID algorithm wraps around and produces strings that repeat themselves, but this will not happen until approximately the year 3400."

Since there seems to be no time related information used in generating the UUID, I cannot see how this relates to the year 3400. Did I miss something? I think this should be clarified in the manual.

Thanks and sorry for nit-picking :)
Michael

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