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Re: [Xen-API] [xen-api-libs.hg:PATCH 0 of 2] Uuid stuff.

To: Jonathan Knowles <Jonathan.Knowles@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] [xen-api-libs.hg:PATCH 0 of 2] Uuid stuff.
From: Magnus Therning <magnus.therning@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 12:14:27 +0100
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On 03/08/10 12:05, Jonathan Knowles wrote:
>> Here is a new version of the patch to xen-api-libs.hg:
> <snip/>
>>   (** Create a fresh UUID *)
>>   val make_uuid : unit ->  'a t
>> +val make_uuid_prng : unit ->  'a t
>> +val make_uuid_urnd : unit ->  'a t
>> +val make_uuid_rnd : unit ->  'a t
> I recommend adding some ocamldoc comments in the mli file, to
> explain the semantics.

Yes, that is the plan, but tradition dictates that I postpone documenting it
as long as possible ;-)

> Looking at the interface on its own, I'd guess that:
>> +val make_uuid_prng : unit ->  'a t
> This one comes from a pseudo-random number generator.
>> +val make_uuid_urnd : unit ->  'a t
> This one comes straight from /dev/urandom
>> +val make_uuid_rnd : unit ->  'a t
> This one comes straight from /dev/random
> Are my guesses correct?

Yes, you are correct!


Magnus Therning
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