About UUID test

Cees De Groot cdegroot at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 09:28:56 UTC 2006

On 2/6/06, stéphane ducasse <ducasse at iam.unibe.ch> wrote:
> I do not understand
> this line exactly
>         ((uuid at: 7) bitAnd: 16rF0) = 16r40
I think that's a test for compliance with the various UUID type
indicators. A UUID can be created from host id + timestamp + counter,
or from a random number, and I think the original DCE spec had a third
method (http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9629399/apdxa.htm for
example). So the UUID isn't simply a random byte string, there are
some interpretable fields in there.

> I would like to start cleaning all the tests in 3.9 and only ship a
> green image.

Hear, hear!

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