Source code for pycopia.guid

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A Globally Unique Identifier object. Mostly stolen from ASPN snippet.


from pycopia import socket
from pycopia import ifconfig
from pycopia import timelib
from pycopia import sysrandom

[docs]class GUID(object): ''' A globally unique identifier that combines ip, time, and random bits. Since the time is listed first, you can sort records by guid. You can also extract the time and ip if needed. GUIDs make wonderful database keys. They require no access to the database (to get the max index number), they are extremely unique, and they sort automatically by time. GUIDs prevent key clashes when merging two databases together, combining data, or generating keys in distributed systems. ''' ip = '' try: ip = ifconfig.get_myaddress() except (socket.gaierror): # if we don't have an ip, default to someting in the 10.x.x.x private range ip = '10' for i in range(3): ip += '.' + str(sysrandom.randrange(1, 254)) # leave space for ip v6 (65K in each sub) hexip = ''.join(["%04x" % long(i) for i in ip.split('.')]) lastguid = "" def __init__(self, guid=None): '''Use no args if you want the guid generated (this is the normal method) or send a string-typed guid to generate it from the string''' if guid is None: self.guid = self.__class__.lastguid while self.guid == self.__class__.lastguid: # time part now = long( * 1000) self.guid = ("%016x" % now) + self.__class__.hexip # random part self.guid += ("%03x" % (sysrandom.randrange(0, 4095))) self.__class__.lastguid = self.guid elif type(guid) == type(self): # if a GUID object, copy its value self.guid = str(guid) else: # if a string, just save its value assert self._check(guid), guid + " is not a valid GUID!" self.guid = guid def __eq__(self, other): '''Return true if both GUID strings are equal''' if isinstance(other, self.__class__): return str(self) == str(other) return 0 def __str__(self): '''Returns the string value of this guid''' return self.guid
[docs] def time(self): '''Extracts the time portion out of the guid and returns the number of milliseconds since the epoch''' return long(self.guid[0:16], 16)
[docs] def ip(self): '''Extracts the ip portion out of the guid and returns it as a string like''' ip = [] index = 16 # XXX
def _test(argv): guid = GUID() guid_s = str(guid) guid2 = GUID(guid_s) print guid print guid2 assert guid == guid2 if __name__ == "__main__": import sys _test(sys.argv)