[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: Issue #12049: Add RAND_bytes() and RAND_pseudo_bytes() functions to the ssl

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed May 25 18:42:19 CEST 2011

On 5/25/2011 1:09 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> The more important feature here is that it is exposing *OpenSSL's*
> random number generation, rather than our own.

I agree, thought from a different stance, I think. The issue is whether 
we should 'automatically' expose everything is a wrapped library, even 
if it duplicates existing functions. I think not. But in this case, at 
least one of the two functions is sufficiently different, and the newest 
doc patches clarify the situation.

Terry Jan Reedy

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