Configurable unique ID generation.
Provided is an implementation of a "unique" ID generator in Python. The implementation does not follow UUID or GUID standards, but rather uses available system, host, user, shell environment, process, and other ephemeral information fed into a hasher (by default MD5) to generate the ID. The system is designed to be used both as a standalone application and as a module. The data used to be fed into the hash, as well as the hashing mechanism itself, can be overridden both through the command line and programmatically by importing the module.
released on 1 May 2009
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 January 2017.
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