package Workflow::Persister::UUID;

use warnings;
use strict;
use Data::UUID;

$Workflow::Persister::UUID::VERSION = '1.48';

sub new {
    my ( $class, $params ) = @_;
    my $self = bless { gen => Data::UUID->new() }, $class;
    return $self;
}

sub pre_fetch_id {
    my ( $self, $dbh ) = @_;
    return $self->{gen}->create_str();
}

sub post_fetch_id {return}

1;

__END__

=head1 NAME

Workflow::Persister::UUID - Persister to generate Universally Unique Identifiers

=head1 VERSION

This documentation describes version 1.03 of this package

=head1 SYNOPSIS

 <persister
     name="MyPersister"
     use_uuid="yes"
 ...

=head1 DESCRIPTION

Implementation for any persister to generate a UUID/GUID ID
string. The resulting string is 36 characters long and, according to
the implementation docs, "is guaranteed to be different from all other
UUIDs/GUIDs generated until 3400 CE."

This uses the L<Data::UUID> module to generate the UUID string, so
look there if you are curious about the algorithm, efficiency, etc.

=head2 METHODS

=head3 new

Instantiates a Workflow::Persister::UUID object, which is actually an
encapsulation of L<Data::UUID>.

=head3 pre_fetch_id

L</pre_fetch_id> can then be used to generate/retrieve a unique ID, generated
by L<Data::UUID>.

=head3 post_fetch_id

This method is unimplemented at this time, please see the TODO.

=head1 TODO

=over

=item * Implement L</post_fetch_id>

=back

=head1 SEE ALSO

=over

=item L<Data::UUID>

=back

=head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Chris Winters. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.

=head1 AUTHORS

Chris Winters E<lt>chris@cwinters.comE<gt>