[Python-Dev] BDFL ruling request: should we block forever waiting for high-quality random bits?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jun 9 21:53:43 EDT 2016

On Jun 09, 2016, at 03:22 PM, Larry Hastings wrote:

>On 06/09/2016 08:52 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> That leaves direct calls to os.urandom(). I don't think this should > block either.  
>Then it's you and me against the rest of the world ;-)

FWIW, I agree with you and Guido.  I'm also not opposed to adding a more
direct exposure of getrandom(), but in Python 3.6 only.  Like it or not,
that's the right approach for our backward compatibility policies.


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