[Python-Dev] RNG in the core

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Jan 3 21:29:10 CET 2012

Christian Heimes wrote:
> I propose an addition to the current Python C API:
> int PyOS_URandom(char *buf, Py_ssize_t len)
> Read "len" chars from the OS's RNG into the pre-allocated buffer "buf".
> The RNG should be suitable for cryptography.

> Since some platforms may not have /dev/urandom, we need a PRNG in the
> core, too. I therefore propose to move the Mersenne twister from
> randommodule.c into the core, too.

Mersenne twister is not suitable for cryptography.



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