>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 -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516) 627-3800 x11 (208) 692-3308 eFax WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur. (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.) -----Original Message----- From: Steve Richter [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] 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? thanks, Steve Richter _______________________________________________ This is the MI Programming on the AS400 / iSeries (MI400) mailing list To post a message email: MI400@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/mi400 or email: MI400email@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mi400.
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