[Python-Dev] Hash collision security issue (now public)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 31 23:38:48 CET 2011

On 12/31/2011 4:43 PM, PJ Eby wrote:

> Here's an idea.  Suppose we add a sys.hash_seed or some such, that's
> settable to an int, and defaults to whatever we're using now.  Then
> programs that want a fix can just set it to a random number,

I do not think we can allow that to change once there are hashed 
dictionaries existing.

Terry Jan Reedy

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