UUID handling code that is portable between Clojure and ClojureScript would be very useful.
ClojureScript has implemented a UUID type and provides the
random-uuid functions to construct UUID's. Clojure doesn't have a native UUID type but would probably want to use
java.util.UUID. Things to consider in implementing UUID support in Clojure directly, and how it would interoperate with ClojureScript:
- printing - print, pr, pretty print
- hash code
- conversion to/from bits
- conversion to/from string
- extraction of components
ClojureScript's only provides a generator for a random UUID (type 4). Another common (though less used) UUID type is a time based UUID (type 1). It is worth considering if we would want to add support for generating time based UUID's. In any case, a string/byte based constructor could construct time based UUID's from another source without needing to provide a generator directly.