[PYTHON-CRYPTO] Comments on PEP 247 (Hashing)
rsalz at ZOLERA.COM
Tue Sep 25 05:09:21 CEST 2001
Discussions with my colleage here reminded me that I let some things
slip through the cracks.
1. Why is there a new method; why isn't the classic constructor
good enough? The PEP needs to justify this.
2. I'm concerned that the new([key],[string]) calling sequence
makes ambiguity possible, mistaking a string for a key if
not realizing I'm using HMAC, e.g. I suggest removing the initial
3. I'd like to see write available as a required synonym for update:
print >>h, "This is what I'm talking about."
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