On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 01:55:49PM -0400, Jim J. Jewett wrote:
Will the secrets module offer any building blocks to actually protect a secret?
an easy way to encrypt a file with a given password? an encrypted datastore?
I don't know. I think probably not -- they sound a bit too high level, at least for a first version. But if people want to propose functions to do so, they can be considered.
a getpass that works even in IDLE?
I would expect that if getpass doesn't work in IDLE, that's a bug (in IDLE or getpass, I'm not sure :-)