APR::UUID(3) Perl API for manipulating APR UUIDs


  use APR::UUID ();
  # get a random UUID and format it as a string
  my $uuid = APR::UUID->new->format;
  # $uuid = e.g. 'd48889bb-d11d-b211-8567-ec81968c93c6';
  # same as the object returned by APR::UUID->new
  my $uuid_parsed = APR::UUID->parse($uuid);


"APR::UUID" is used to get and manipulate random UUIDs.

It allows you to "create" random UUIDs, which when "formatted" returns a string like:


which can be parsed back into the "APR::UUID" object with "parse()".


"APR::UUID" provides the following functions and/or methods:


Convert an "APR::UUID object" object into a string presentation:

  my $uuid_str = $uuid->format;
obj: $uuid ( "APR::UUID object" )
ret: $uuid_str
returns a string representation of the object (.e.g 'd48889bb-d11d-b211-8567-ec81968c93c6').
since: 2.0.00


Create a "APR::UUID object" using the random engine:

  my $uuid = APR::UUID->new;
class: "APR::UUID" ( "APR::UUID class" )
ret: $uuid ( "APR::UUID object" )
since: 2.0.00


obj: "APR::UUID" ( "APR::UUID object" )
ret: no return value
since: 2.0.00

Do not call this method, it's designed to be only called by Perl when the variable goes out of scope. If you call it yourself you will get a segfault when perl will call DESTROY on its own.


Convert a UUID string into an "APR::UUID object" object:

  $uuid = APR::UUID->parse($uuid_str)
arg1: $uuid_str (string)
UUID string (.e.g 'd48889bb-d11d-b211-8567-ec81968c93c6')
ret: $uuid ( "APR::UUID object" )
The new object.
since: 2.0.00

See Also

mod_perl 2.0 documentation.


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