"Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> The problem is that most of the standard methods are platform dependent, as 
>> they require MAC addresses or a "good" random source, for instance.  I'm not
>> sure how we wanted to solve that, but certainly leaving the uuid type with 
>> *no* method to generate one is pretty poor.

> Actually, I would say that not having the ability to generate a UUID is 
> just fine. Most languages, have the ability to generate them per their 
> particular platforms. Let's leave it to them.

Let us *not* open that can of worms for 8.3.  This patch would not have
got in except that it didn't attempt to solve that problem, and there's
even less time available now.

                        regards, tom lane

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