On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Stefan Seelmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'd choose java.util.UUID because it is included in each JDK, no extra
Yeah but this is unfortunately only available in JDK 6 and would lock us into that. I personally don't mind because 1.5 is almost at it's end.
Maybe we shouldn't use one implementation directly but use a factory
method. This makes it easier to switch the choosen implementation.
public String generateUUID(String input);
public String generateUUID(byte input);
Yep this is what I was going to do but did not have time. If JDK 6 is available it should default to the stuff provided. Otherwise it can use some of the libraries out there to do this.