[erlang-questions] Generating readable unique IDs for use outside erlang

Jared Kofron <>
Thu Feb 10 17:28:30 CET 2011


I believe couch uses crypto's rand_bytes to accomplish this... something like 

to_hex(crypto:rand_bytes(16))

generates a UUID for them.


On Feb 10, 2011, at 6:47 AM, Ale wrote:

>> 
>> Any suggestions on this?
>> 
> 
> Why don't you generate UUID?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universally_unique_identifier
> 
> I found this googling:
> https://github.com/travis/erlang-uuid/blob/master/uuid.erl
> 
> cheers,
> -- 
> Ale.
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