[New-bugs-announce] [issue35600] Expose siphash
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Thu Dec 27 21:47:05 EST 2018
New submission from Dima Tisnek <dimaqq at gmail.com>:
Just recently, i found rolling my own simple hash for strings.
(task was to distribute tests across executors, stably across invocations, no external input, no security)
In the old days I'd just `hash(some_variable)` but of course now I cannot. `hashlib.sha*` seemed too complex and I ended up with something like `sum(map(ord, str(some_variable)))`.
How much easier this would be is `siphash` implementation that cpython uses internally was available to me!
components: Extension Modules
title: Expose siphash
versions: Python 3.8
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