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/** @file
 * IPRT - Universal Unique Identifiers (UUID).
 */

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#ifndef ___iprt_uuid_h
#define ___iprt_uuid_h

#include <iprt/cdefs.h>
#include <iprt/types.h>

__BEGIN_DECLS

/** @defgroup grp_rt_uuid       RTUuid - Universally Unique Identifiers
 * @ingroup grp_rt
 * @{
 */

/**
 * Generates new UUID value.
 *
 * @note IPRT uses little endian byte ordering in the UUID integer fields. If
 * you want to pass IPRT UUIDs in binary representation to other UUID libraries
 * and expect to get exactly the same string representation as in IPRT, you
 * need to convert the first three integer fields (one 32 bit value, two 16 bit
 * values) separately to big endian (also called network byte order).
 *
 * @sa RTUUID::Gen
 *
 * @returns iprt status code.
 * @param   pUuid           Where to store generated uuid.
 */
RTDECL(int)  RTUuidCreate(PRTUUID pUuid);

/**
 * Makes null UUID value.
 *
 * @returns iprt status code.
 * @param   pUuid           Where to store generated null uuid.
 */
RTDECL(int)  RTUuidClear(PRTUUID pUuid);

/**
 * Checks if UUID is null.
 *
 * @returns true if UUID is null.
 * @param   pUuid           uuid to check.
 */
RTDECL(bool)  RTUuidIsNull(PCRTUUID pUuid);

/**
 * Compares two UUID values.
 *
 * @returns 0 if eq, < 0 or > 0.
 * @param   pUuid1          First value to compare. NULL is treated like if RTUuidIsNull() return true.
 * @param   pUuid2          Second value to compare. NULL is treated like if RTUuidIsNull() return true.
 */
RTDECL(int)  RTUuidCompare(PCRTUUID pUuid1, PCRTUUID pUuid2);

/**
 * Compares a UUID value with a UUID string.
 *
 * @note IPRT uses little endian byte ordering in the UUID integer fields. If
 * you want to pass IPRT UUIDs in binary representation to other UUID libraries
 * and expect to get exactly the same string representation as in IPRT, you
 * need to convert the first three integer fields (one 32 bit value, two 16 bit
 * values) separately to big endian (also called network byte order).
 * Correspondingly, if you want to get the right result with UUIDs which are in
 * big endian format, you need to convert them before using this function.
 *
 * @sa RTUUID::Gen
 *
 * @returns 0 if eq, < 0 or > 0.
 * @param   pUuid1          First value to compare. NULL is not allowed.
 * @param   pszString2      The 2nd UUID in string form. NULL of malformed string is not permitted.
 */
RTDECL(int)  RTUuidCompareStr(PCRTUUID pUuid1, const char *pszString);

/**
 * Converts binary UUID to its string representation.
 *
 * @note IPRT uses little endian byte ordering in the UUID integer fields. If
 * you want to pass IPRT UUIDs in binary representation to other UUID libraries
 * and expect to get exactly the same string representation as in IPRT, you
 * need to convert the first three integer fields (one 32 bit value, two 16 bit
 * values) separately to big endian (also called network byte order).
 * Correspondingly, if you want to get the right result with UUIDs which are in
 * big endian format, you need to convert them before using this function.
 *
 * @sa RTUUID::Gen
 *
 * @returns iprt status code.
 * @param   pUuid           Uuid to convert.
 * @param   pszString       Where to store result string.
 * @param   cchString       pszString buffer length, must be >= RTUUID_STR_LENGTH.
 */
RTDECL(int)  RTUuidToStr(PCRTUUID pUuid, char *pszString, size_t cchString);

/**
 * Converts UUID from its string representation to binary format.
 *
 * @note IPRT uses little endian byte ordering in the UUID integer fields. If
 * you want to pass IPRT UUIDs in binary representation to other UUID libraries
 * and expect to get exactly the same string representation as in IPRT, you
 * need to convert the first three integer fields (one 32 bit value, two 16 bit
 * values) separately to big endian (also called network byte order).
 * Correspondingly, if you want to get the right result with UUIDs which are in
 * big endian format, you need to convert them before using this function.
 *
 * @sa RTUUID::Gen
 *
 * @returns iprt status code.
 * @param   pUuid           Where to store result Uuid.
 * @param   pszString       String with UUID text data.
 */
RTDECL(int)  RTUuidFromStr(PRTUUID pUuid, const char *pszString);

/** @} */

__END_DECLS

#endif


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