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UUID parsing for Java 1.4.x

I'm looking for an UUID parser class for Java 1.4.x and earilier.  I see that 1.5 has it, but since it is pre-release I can't upgrade to 1.5.  Any recommendations?

christopher baus (
Tuesday, March 16, 2004

I don't have a recommendation, just a question.  I didn't realize jdk 1.5 had UUIDs.  Do you mean they have classes to generate them for you?  That would be useful.  Which package is it in?

name withheld out of cowardice
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

I need something parse an string version of the ID, store it, provide compare operators, and generate them. 

I just wrote a regex to parse them.  Guess that's good enough.  I just thought there would be a free one out there.


christopher baus (
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

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