>check the 16 byte guid field for blanks

Isn't that the point of null?

>Will a GUID ever be ebcdic or ascii blanks?
Doubtful, given that the "spatially unique value is specified as an IEEE 802
address." In english, the last 6 bytes of the GUID come from your ethernet
card unless your card's MAC address is 404040404040 or 202020202020 you
won't see blanks in a GUID. Of course, even if your MAC address is 40's or
20's you probably still won't see a blank bacause of the format of the
higher-order bytes.

See http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9629399/apdxa.htm


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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Richter [mailto:srichter@autocoder.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 2:59 PM
To: chat. Mi400
Subject: [MI400] guid

Will a GUID ever be ebcdic or ascii blanks?

So can a program check the 16 byte guid field for blanks to know that a guid
has not yet been assigned?


Steve Richter

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