The UUID Library

Overview

The UUID Library is a library for generating UUIDs (Universally Unique IDentifiers), which are also known as GUIDs (Globally Unique IDentifiers). It currently only supports generating Variant 1, Type 4 UUIDs, which are random bit strings (these are the UUIDs generated by the NewGuid function on Microsoft Windows).

The UUID Library was first included in Version 110.97 of SML/NJ.

Contents

structure UUID

This structure implements an abstract type for representing UUIDs.

structure GenUUID

This structure implements a generator for UUIDs.

Usage

For SML/NJ, include $/uuid-lib.cm in your CM file.

/* For use in MLton, include $(SML_LIB)/smlnj-lib/UUID/uuid-lib.mlb in your MLB file. / The *UUID Library is not yet included in MLton.