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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] UUID library (mini-)review starts today, November 23rd
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-01 06:44:28

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> Behalf Of Manuel Fiorelli
> Sent: 29 November 2008 20:38
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] UUID library (mini-)review starts today,
November 23rd
> Having seen all these issues, I consider that the platform specific
> generator could be deferred until one discovers how to construct them
> correctly.
> Isn't there some one, who knows how to get the MAC address?

There is plenty of info, it sounds as though getting a MAC address may be
iffy, and not portable.

So would it not still be useful to provide an implementation that only goes
as far as expecting a MAC address as a parameter?

Leaving the user to provide the MAC address.

That doesn't preclude later adding an overloaded function which does it
'automatically' - if that is ever possible/desirable.


Paul A. Bristow
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