On 20 January 2017 at 21:45, Victor Stinner email@example.com wrote:
What do you mean by "author"? As you wrote, Python is now 26 years old, so it had a very long history, and each file has a very long list of "authors". I guess that you mean more a "maintainer".
My problem is that I'm not aware of any explicit list of maintainers. I didn't know that you were the maintainer of the random module before you told me that at the Facebook sprint last september. I didn't expect that the random module had a maintainer, I thought that any core developer would be allowed to modify the code.
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If I'd thought of it at the time, I would have asked Raymond and Mark to double-check we hadn't broken anything in the random module initialisation with the os.urandom() changes for 3.6, but it didn't occur to me to do so since my main focus was on string hashing, the secrets module, and direct use of the os.urandom() and os.getrandom() APIs.